Kathleen Madigan has accomplished most of the goals set by comedians when they first strike out on stages across the country. She's been on Leno and Letterman and Conan more times than she can count. She's had her own hour-long specials on both HBO and Comedy Central, and most recently Showtime ("Gone Madigan"). But is she funny? To find out, you must go to the Palace Theatre Saturday night. But to get as far as she's gotten, quite a few people must already be laughing, so your chances are looking good.
The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m. $30-$40. (203) 325-4466, scalive.org.