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Comedian (and Minivan Man) AL MADRIGAL to release WHY IS THE RABBIT CRYING?

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Comedian Al Madrigal is getting ready to debut his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central when Al Madrigal: Why Is The Rabbit Crying?, premiere’s on Friday, April 26 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. The special finds the celebrated stand-up comedian, The Daily Show correspondent, and LA family man (he hosts the MINIVAN MEN podcast alongside Maz Jobrani and Chris Spencer – a group that admits that none of them actually own a minivan, which is appreciated.) bringing his act to The Moody Theater in Austin, telling the hilarious true tales of Coach Frankie, the Cholo soccer dad; a fun afternoon with “Liam Neeson,” the cleaning lady; and the joys of parenting.

More from the official announcement:

61NEfAXtsAL. SY300 The extended and uncensored CD/DVD combo of Al Madrigal: Why is the Rabbit Crying? will be released on April 30. In addition to featuring material not seen in the broadcast, the DVD will include an outstanding collection of bonus features, including Madrigal’s half-hour Comedy Central Presents special with audio commentary from Madrigal and Louis Katz, his appearance on Comedy Central’s Shorties Watchin’ Shorties, and Madrigal’s field specials from The Daily Show about Tucson’s Mexican-American studies ban. Al Madrigal: Why is the Rabbit Crying?

Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up will feature preview clips from the special, along with an exclusive excerpt from the DVD. Madrigal will also engage with fans via a CC Tumblr (www.comedycentral.tumblr.com/) “Ask a Professional Comedian,” and will live tweet the premiere of the special from @almadrigal.

Named “Best Stand-Up Comedian” by HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Madrigal is a regular contributor to The Daily Show. Most recently, Madrigal shot the NBC pilot About a Boy, in which he co-starred with Minnie Driver and David Walton. His network television credits also include Welcome to the Captain with Jeffrey Tambor, The Ortegas for FOX and Gary Unmarried on CBS. Additionally, Madrigal starred opposite Martin Short in The Tax Men, and made appearances on Comedy Central’s Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, as well as The 3 Non Juans on Showtime. Madrigal’s late-night television appearances include Conan, The Tonight Show, Lopez Tonight, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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