One reason that "The Daily Show" correspondent Al Madrigal first got into comedy was to compensate for firing about a thousand people at his old job (think George Clooney in "Up In The Air"). So it only makes sense that he'd have some of the most insane heckler stories of all time. Karma: it always gets you.
Madrigal, a Mexican-Italian-American comedian from San Francisco, recently came to our office to talk about his start in comedy and more in the exclusive interview above. In it you'll hear about the aforementioned heckler experiences (some involving jumping fences and mace... Yes, mace) plus, how he prepared for his first one-hour special centered around his family life in Los Angeles, CA.
Oh, and while there isn't any "hazing" process for new "Daily Show" correspondents, Madrigal admits that Jason Jones JUST started talking to him. So that's good.
Madrigal's special, "Why Is The Rabbit Crying?" premieres Friday, April 26 at 11:00 p.m. EST on Comedy Central.
Video produced by Carol Hartsell