Al Madrigal

Al Madrigal

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1971-07-04 (49 years old) · Gender: Male

15 Movies · 19 TV shows

Biography

Alessandro Liborio Madrigal (born July 4, 1971) is an American comedian, writer, actor and producer. He is a co-founder of the All Things Comedy podcast network, alongside Bill Burr. He rose to fame on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a regular correspondent for five seasons. Outside of the standup world, he is known for his co-starring roles in the film Night School, Showtime's dark comedy I'm Dying Up Here, NBC's About A Boy, as well as CBS sitcoms Gary Unmarried and Welcome to The Captain. He was a regular sketch performer on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and has also appeared on Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.He appeared in the sports drama The Way Back, starring Ben Affleck and directed by Gavin O’Connor. He will appear in the Sony Pictures Marvel Universe film Morbius, starring Jared Leto and directed by Daniel Espinosa.

Early Life

Madrigal was born in San Francisco, California. He grew up in San Francisco's Inner Sunset District, where his neighbors included future comedians Mike Pritchard and Margaret Cho. He is of Mexican (from Tijuana) and Sicilian descent. He attended Ecole Notre Dame Des Victoires, a private Catholic school in San Francisco that emphasizes instruction of French language and culture. He attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School for the class of 1989. He then attended the University of San Francisco.Madrigal worked for 10 years in a human resources staffing agency run by his family, where one of his main responsibilities was firing people. He often worked humor into the job. He credits his experiences at the staffing company with preparing him for stand-up comedy: "I was in so many scary situations ... by the time I got on stage, I had no stage fright. Speaking in front of a group was nothing." In 1998, he decided to pursue a full-time career in comedy.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie
Morbius

Morbius

2022
He was gravely ill with a rare blood disorder and was determined to save other people's lives. Morbius is making a decision. A remedy potentially worse than the disease appears to be a success when it...

2021.

4 Movies
Hero Mode

Hero Mode

6.75
2021
A teenage coding genius has just 30 days to create the world's greatest video game or he and his family will lose everything. There was no pressure on the person.
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

2021
The film follows a teenager contentedly living the same day in an endless loop who gets his world turned upside-down when he meets a girl who is also stuck in the time warp. A love story with a twist ...
Patrice O'Neal: Killing Is Easy

Patrice O'Neal: Killing Is Easy

2021
A documentary about your favourite comic's favorite comic. Patrice O’Neal: Killing is Easy is told through the eyes of the people who knew him best including Bill Burr, Kevin Hart and Colin Quinn who ...
Happily

Happily

2021
A comedy about a relationship. Tom and Janet have been married for a long time. A visit from a mysterious stranger leads to a dead body, a lot of questions, and a tense couples' trip with friends who ...

2020.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers

Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers

2020
Stand-up from a lineup of exciting up-and-coming comics is put together.
TV
Broke

Broke

2020
A single suburban mother is shocked when her estranged sister, Elizabeth, her sister's outrageously wealthy, big-hearted husband, Javier, and their fiercely loyal assistant/driver/friend land on her d...
The Way Back

The Way Back

5.93
2020
A former basketball all-star who has lost his wife and family foundation in a struggle with addiction attempts to regain his soul and salvation by becoming the coach of a disparate ethnically mixed hi...

2019.

1 TV show
TV
Lights Out with David Spade

Lights Out with David Spade

2019
Specializing in celebrities, entertainment and all things political, comedy legend David Spade and a panel of his comedian friends are at the roundtable and in the field to help break down the biggest...

2018.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Always Amazing

Always Amazing

2018
Always Amazing is the story of The Amazing Johnathan’s storied career as a comedian/magician, the unlikely friendship that was cemented after meeting a 12-year-old boy while on tour in Australia and t...
TV
Single Parents

Single Parents

5.68
2018
A group of single parents rely on each other to help raise their 7-year-old children and maintain some kind of personal lives outside of parenthood.
Night School

Night School

7.2
2018
Teddy Walker is a successful salesman whose life takes a turn when he accidentally blows up his place of employment. Teddy was forced to attend night school to get his GED, and he soon found himself d...

2017.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Snatched

Snatched

4.44
2017
When her boyfriend dumps Emily, a woman in her 30s, she convinces her mom to accompany her on a vacation. The bond between mother and daughter is tested when they are trapped in a jungle.
A Happening of Monumental Proportions

A Happening of Monumental Proportions

2017
During the course of one day, a group of students at a school in Los Angeles find themselves caught up in a plot of sex, lies and dead bodies.
TV
I'm Dying Up Here

I'm Dying Up Here

6
2017
The series is set in LA's celebrated stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s and explores the inspired and damaged psyches that make up the hilarious, but complex business of making an audience laugh.
Al Madrigal: Shrimpin' Ain't Easy

Al Madrigal: Shrimpin' Ain't Easy

2017
Former 'Daily Show with Jon Stewart' correspondent Al Madrigal applies his comedic insight to relatable topics like cilantro politics, anger management, and an unbelievable tale of seafood revenge in ...
Punching Henry

Punching Henry

2017
HenryPhillips was lured to LA by a renowned TV producer who wants to bring his story of failure to the screen. If Henry wants to make jokes for a living, he has to decide if he wants to be the butt of...

2016.

2 TV shows
TV
Lucifer

Lucifer

6.47
2016
A detective in Los Angeles is working with the Lord of Hell to take down criminals.
TV
Our Fascinating Planet

Our Fascinating Planet

2016
Ted Rimmarniet is the creator of "Our Fascinating Planet", an exciting new educational series that explores our Universe and ourselves, as well as our place in both of those things. This monumental se...

2015.

1 TV show
TV
WHIH Newsfront

WHIH Newsfront

2015
WHiH Newsfront informs about major events from political, scientific, and entertainment news.

2014.

1 TV show
TV
About a Boy

About a Boy

6.5
2014
Will Freeman is the ultimate man-child. After writing a hit song, he was given a life of free time, love and freedom from financial troubles. He is single, unemployed, and loving it. Imagine his surpr...

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

7.5
2013
Bourdain travels across the globe to uncover little-known areas of the world and celebrate diverse cultures by exploring food and dining rituals. Known for his curiosity, candor, and acerbic wit, Bour...

2011.

1 TV show
TV
Free Agents

Free Agents

2.5
2011
The trials and tribulations of finding love and companionship — the second time around. Newly divorced Alex, who is missing his kids and trying to keep himself together. Alex's co-worker Helen thinks ...

2010.

1 TV show
TV
Conan

Conan

8.14
2010
O'Brien hosted the show.

2009.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

7.75
2009
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show that featured Conan O'Brien as host from June 1, 2009 to January 22, 2010 as part of NBC's long-running Tonight Show franchise. ...
4:20 Hour Stand-Up

4:20 Hour Stand-Up

2009
An hour of pot-themed stand up featuring Doug Benson and friends
Lies & Illusions

Lies & Illusions

2009
When a menacing smuggler coolly insists that best-selling author Wes Wilson take a chauffeured backseat ride with him, Wilson's life explodes into a world of violence and espionage, and he learns shoc...

2008.

2 TV shows
TV
Gary Unmarried

Gary Unmarried

5.9
2008
Gary Unmarried is an American sitcom created by Ed Yeager, which ran on CBS from September 24, 2008 to March 17, 2010. The series focuses on a recently divorced couple sharing custody of their kids wh...
TV
Welcome to the Captain

Welcome to the Captain

2008
The lives of a wildly eclectic group of people are intertwined through the place they all call home, a fabled Hollywood apartment building, El Capitan, which they've dubbed "The Captain." Josh, is a H...

2007.

2 TV shows
TV
Wizards of Waverly Place

Wizards of Waverly Place

7.67
2007
While their parents run the Waverly Sub Station, the siblings struggle to balance their ordinary lives with their extraordinary powers.
TV
The Sarah Silverman Program

The Sarah Silverman Program

6
2007
Sarah Silverman plays a character named Sarah Silverman, who has an absurd daily life that unfolds in scripted scenes and songs. With her sister and gay neighbors by her side, Sarah always manages to ...

2005.

1 TV show
TV
American Dad!

American Dad!

6.34
2005
The series focuses on an eccentric motley crew that is the Smith family and their three housemates: Father, husband, and breadwinner Stan Smith; his better half housewife, Francine Smith; their colleg...

1998.

1 TV show
TV
Comedy Central Presents

Comedy Central Presents

1998
These half-hour specials showcased some of the best up-and-coming comedians of the moment. The show was a pivotal stepping stone for many of today's stand-up stars.
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