Madonna has been loved and supported by tens of millions of fans around the world over the past three decades thanks to her ability to put on a one-of-a-kind musical experience at her concerts. So it makes one ponder if the legendary pop star was actually nervous on Tuesday night when she made her professional debut as a stand-up comedian at the famous Comedy Cellar in New York City. Gothamist reports that the “Like A Virgin” singer joined some pretty famous names in Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Jon Stewart and Larry David at the popular comedy club last night, where she joined Amy Schumer on stage for her first time ever under the bright lights as a professional jokester.
As seen in the photos below, Madonna offered her best “Material Girl” jokes for what must have been a pretty nervous moment for the veteran performer. As someone who is more used to performing in front of tens of thousands of screaming fans at her own shows, being on a tiny stage in front of a silent audience of 150 people was probably a surreal experience for Madonna’s first real try at making complete strangers laugh. According to the report, Schumer was at the small club on Tuesday to work out some new material for an upcoming comedy special of her own.
Madonna fans will remember that the 59-year-old singer has stated numerous times in the past that she’d love to try stand-up comedy at some point in her career.
“I’m kind of a closet comedian,” she told Jimmy Fallon on his "Tonight Show" back in 2015. “Because I always do extravaganzas which cost a billion dollars to make.”
Fallon would end up giving her a chance to try out some jokes in front of the audience as seen in the throwback video clip above. Who knew that she’d get another go at her dream profession a few years later at one of the most respected comedy venues in New York.