Madison Shepard


 Photo by Elli Lauren

Photo by Elli Lauren

Madison is from Los Angeles, California by way of Dallas, Texas. She is a standup comedian, writer, actress, and podcast host. 

Most recently Madison performed standup on the Comedy Central showcase, Comics to Watch at The Hollywood Improv. She has opened for Maria Bamford, Al Jackson, and Colin Kane. She produces the popular monthly comedy show, Gentrification, with the Thigh Gap Comedy crew.  Her standup has been featured on Funny or Die, Buzzfeed, and Refinery 29. Recently, she performed standup on Put Your Hands Together. She also has been a panelist on FOX's Empire Pre-Show Live. In her standup, she uses ultra personal experiences to discuss race, gender, and politics, all through a feminist lens. 

Madison also has a recurring roles on the hilarious webseries, Porn Soup as well as the cartoon webseries, Tiffany The Teenage Grim Reaper created by Lauren Rantala.

In addition to standup and acting, Madison hosts the weekly podcast Mixed Up with Bianca & Madison. Where Madison and fellow comic Bianca Cristovao interview other mixed race people in the entertainment industry. 

In 2015, Madison produced and starred in the sketch show Smile, Baby which tackled catcalling at The Hollywood Fringe Festival with The Others Theater Company. There she won a Encore Producer's Award for her work.

Madison studied acting at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as well as The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. 


"The word on the street, in front of the liquor store, is I look like I "talk back too much".
-Madison Shepard