Maureen Langan: Life Lessons from a Broadcaster and Comic and Daughter of a Garbageman
MAUREEN LANGAN is a standup comic, writer, and radio talk show host. Her quick wit and honest rants on life’s absurdities make her a hit at clubs, theaters, and festivals across the U.S, Canada, Europe, and South Africa.
Maureen is a MAC award-winning comic performed on Broadway with Rosie O’Donnell and has opened for Steven Wright, Dennis Miller, Joy Behar, Jordan Sparks, and Gladys Knight. She has appeared on Gotham Live, HBO, Red Eye, Comics Unleashed, the Paramount Pictures film “Marci X,” and national commercials.
Her solo show, Daughter of a Garbageman, has been called “brilliant” and a “one-woman tour de force.” The show was chosen Top Three Solo Shows Bay Area and has been performed to rave reviews in New York, Florida, Nantucket, San Francisco, Berkeley, and Edinburgh, Scotland.
Maureen is a seasoned television and radio broadcaster. For seven years, she hosted Hanging with Langan, a three-hour weekly talk show on KGO radio in San Francisco. She has guest-hosted on WABC Radio in New York City and Cumulus stations in Chicago Atlanta. She was an on-air reporter and anchor for PBS and Bloomberg Television and Radio, where she created and hosted the network’s entertainment programming. Her astute observations and shoot-from-the-hip interviewing style earned her the Best Female Commentator title by the Newswomen’s Club of New York.
Maureen’s combined skills as a comic and journalist make her unique and a popular contributor on the talk show circuit.
Whether on stage, television, or radio, MAUREEN LANGAN delivers. Give her a mic and see for yourself.
In this episode, Dean Newlund and Maureen Langan discuss:
- Opening yourself to others while simultaneously understanding you don’t have to agree or disagree.
- Corporate culture and personal authenticity.
- Building tolerant and accept relationships with others.
- Embracing the diversity of people and thought.
- Be authentic and genuine to yourself; it’s more difficult not to be happy with yourself than to have others mad at you.
- Do the things that bring you to fear; the more you do it, the more comfortable you will become.
- Have enough confidence in yourself so that others can’t control you.
- Balance a positive and diverse corporate culture while still allowing personal authenticity within your workforce.
“If you open your soul, we can meet at a deeper level.” — Maureen Langan.
See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I
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