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 Scotland. The show made its U.S. debut at The Marsh Theatre, San Francisco’s mecca of solo performance. Rave reviews followed and the show was extended for six months.
Maureen has performed DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN in New York City Nantucket, Florida, and at the renowned Irish Writers Festival in California.
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.
For seven years, Maureen hosted Hanging with Langan, a three hour talk show broadcast on KGO Radio, San Francisco’s premiere radio station.
Maureen was an original on-air talent at Bloomberg LP, where created and hosted Bloomberg TV & Radio’s entertainment programming. Her take on the issues of the day earned her the title of Best Female Commentator by the Newswomen’s Club of NYC. She was a documentary producer with PBS, where her work garnered her two Cable Ace Awards.
Maureen grew up in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, where there is no lake. She lives in New York City.