Daughter of a Garbageman


Written & Performed by Maureen Langan

Developed with & Directed by David Ford
Light/Soundboard Operator: Alexa Almira

February 21 – 29 | SF STUDIO
Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 5:30pm

Show Description

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 star culture while revealing her family’s strengths, struggles, and secrets 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 had its international debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. The show made its U.S. debut at The Marsh Theatre in San Francisco.

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

Named one of the top 3 Solo Shows for 2017 -Theatre Eddys

“A Fantastic Wordsmith.” –Theatrius

“Maureen Langan is to comedy what James Brown is to soul.” –Jerry Stiller  

“Langan has a lot of guts” –SF Theatre Blog

“Touching. Beautiful portrayals.” –Theatrius

“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.” Theatre Eddys

“It’s a show that should not be missed” — StageBuddy

“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

“The title of Maureen Langan’s solo show, “Daughter of a Garbageman,” now at The Marsh, 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

 “San Francisco’s gift to the solo performance world, David Ford.” –SF Examiner

“The most emotionally moving show I have seen this Fringe… with genuine laugh-out-loud hilarity.  Maureen is a superb stand-up comic.” Daily Business, UK

“She has something to say about family, relationships, self-acceptance and American culture and is willing to be completely honest without sacrificing her killer since of humor.” –SF Examiner


Artist Biography

MAUREEN LANGAN is a broadcast 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, and is a regular at Carolines on Broadway. She 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 premier radio station.

Maureen created and hosted Bloomberg’s TV & Radio’s award-winning entertainment programming, where she was named Best Female Commentator by the Newswomen’s Club of NYC. She won two Cable Ace Awards for her documentaries aired on PBS Television.

Maureen grew up in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, where there is no lake. She lives in New York City.

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
February 21 – 29 | San Francisco
Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm | Saturdays at 5:30pm
90 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 17+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

For more information on the sliding scale ticketing policy, late seating and reserved seating please click here.

Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)

This show was previously performed at The Marsh
April 6 – April 28 2018| San Francisco
February 2 – May 13 2017 | San Francisco