"The Business of Making Fun"
Laughter for laughter’s sake is a worthy endeavor, but humor can do more. It has the power to make us think, feel, and connect. Audiences know this. George Carlin certainly knew this.
But comedy is a business, one that often values style and youth over substance. Let’s face it, we are living in a Kardashian culture. The clubs, television, and the music industry are full of very hot looking people with little to say.
Audiences are craving authenticity and an occasional deep thought. It is the mission of this comic to find them. And she has – in some of the most unlikely places.
Maureen Langan is a standup comic and radio talk show host. She is an award-winning broadcast journalist who worked for Bloomberg TV & Radio and public television before turning to the stage. She has performed on Broadway with Rosie O’Donnell and opened for Joy Behar, Steven Wright and Dennis Miller.
Maureen performs around the country and world and has been featured in festivals in the U.S., South Africa, Ireland, the UK, Switzerland, and Canada.
She has appeared on Gotham Live, HBO, CBS, HLN, and FOX (sorry).
Maureen was raised in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, where there is no lake.