Maureen Langan

One of the Top Three Solo Shows for 2017!

—Theatre Eddy’s

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ABOUT THE SHOW

DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN is a tale of MAUREEN LANGAN’s 1970’s upbringing in New Jersey, in which her Irish mother and Bronx-born father, a New York City sanitation worker, told her to work hard, get educated and life would reward her.  But is that true? 

How do you tell a girl to read and write when sex tapes lead to fame and fortune? When reality stars get book deals? When the star of The Apprentice can become the president?    

In DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN, Langan lambasts today’s “reality culture,” while revealing her parents’ strengths, struggles and secrets (as well as her own) and how that made her who she is today.  Maureen taps into the hearts and frustrations of hard-working people everywhere who wonder if they, too, were raised wrong.

DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN made its international debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016. In 2017, the show made its U.S. debut at The Marsh, San Francisco’s mecca of solo performance.  Rave reviews followed and the show was extended for six months.   Maureen returned to the Marsh in April of 2018 for a month-long series of encore performances.

Maureen has performed DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN in Nantucket, Florida and at the renowned Irish Writers Festival.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

MAUREEN LANGAN is a journalist turned standup comic and radio talk show host. She has performed on Broadway with Rosie O’Donnell and has opened for Steven Wright, Dennis Miller, Joy Behar and Gladys Knight.  She’s been featured on HBO, Gotham Live, Comics Unleashed, CBS, and HLN.  Maureen has performed at festivals in Canada, South Africa, Switzerland, Ireland, and the UK.

As a broadcast journalist, Maureen reported for PBS and created and hosted Bloomberg TV & Radio’s entertainment programming.  She was named Best Female Commentator by the Newswomen’s Club of NYC.

Maureen grew up in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, where there is no lake. She currently splits her time between New York City and San Francisco. Her show, Hanging with Langan, can be heard Sunday nights from 7-10pm on KGO, San Francisco’s premiere radio station. 

REVIEWS

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“The title, Daughter of a Garbageman, may be unprepossessing, but make no mistake. This is a thick, well-structured, funny and touching examination of—well, as the witty Langan declares right off, of why she doesn’t have the book deal, the fame, the acclaim of that chucklehead Kim Kardashian.”

— SF Examiner

“A Fantastic Wordsmith.”

“Touching. Beautiful portrayals.” 

— Theatrius

“A one-woman tour de force.  

“Langan grabs the audience in the palm of her hand and will not let go of them…jam packed with moments to be relished and remembered.”

— Theater Eddys

“Ms. Langan’s brilliant and often emotional 75-minute show offers a window into her upbringing, while posing unsettling questions about the descent of our country into a state where media matters more than morals.”

— StageBuddy.com

“Langan is a natural comedienne who you like so much you can’t wait to hear more…we love Maureen Langan. 

Go check out the garbage guy’s little girl. You’ll love her too.”

— SF Theatre Blog

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