Hanging With Langan

Hanging With Langan

If you're fun and smart, then Hanging with Langan is the podcast for you! Host MAUREEN LANGAN is an award-winning comic and broadcaster (Bloomberg, PBS). She combines the curiosity of a journalist with the wit of a comic. Her guests include everyone from Academics to Alcoholics (a.k.a comics). Jerry Stiller said, “Maureen is to comedy what James Brown is to soul!" Always Fun! Always Smart!... Show More

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March 5, 2021 34 min
My conversation with comedy writing great Alan Zweibel continues. In his book Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier, Alan talks about political correctness and its impact on comedy today. Video chat avail at: www.Patreon.com/MaureenLangan
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Alan Zweibel, original SNL comedy writer and co-creator of It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, joins me to talk about his book Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier. Such a great conversation! Video chat avail at: www.Patreon.com/MaureenLangan
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Sandra Joseph played Christine in The Phantom of the Opera and has the distinction of being the longest running leading lady in the longest running show on Broadway - ten years and over 15-hundred shows!Our video chat and backstage bonus (Sandra on Oprah) and special treats are available via subscription at www.Patreon.com/MaureenLangan
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February 16, 2021 55 min
MJ Towler, aka The Black Wine Guy, became the first ever African American fine and rare wine auctioneer. We talk his wine journey. He shares great wine values and delicious splurges. Listen to his podcast: The Black Guy Wine Experience and follow him on FB, IG, TW @BlackWineGuy.
MJ's wine suggests a mix of splurge and bargain!
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Hanging with Langan's official historian, Prof. Peter Bales, and show regular Comic Keith Price join me to talk about the history of black people in America - from the colonial days when black women were "entrepreneurs," and caused outrage amongst white customers because of their high prices to the modern day Voting Rights Act. Watch videos, backstage chats and get treats when you join the Hanging with Langan community...
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February 4, 2021 39 min
Jessica Kirson talks about working with Robert DeNiro, her podcast Disgusting Hawk, and looking deep into the eyes of a horse to rid herself of rage.

Bonus: What member of The View treated Jess like crap? What caused Jess to drop her mic and walk off the set of another talk show? Find out when you subscribe at www.Patreon.com/MaureenLangan at $10 a month Dolly Parton Tier
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Nancy Topoozian talks about growing up in Parsippany, N.J. as the only girl on all boys basketball and baseball teams.
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Ellen Karis, the Greek Goddess of Comedy, talks about her book Special People: Godparents in the Orthodox Christian Faith
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Ragen Chastain is the heaviest woman to complete a marathon. She is a "fat" activist, speaker and blogger of Dances with Fat. She believes in the pursuit of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness for people of all sizes. Find her at www.SizedForSuccess.com
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Inauguration Recap with my A-Team: News Addict Barry Weintraub and Official Historian, Prof Peter Bales. We talk Lady Gaga, Amanda Gorman and impreachment more.
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From the Trail of Tears to the Trump insurrection, Prof. Peter Bales, Hanging with Langan's official historian, takes us on a journey of insurrection and injustice in American history.
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From the Trail of Tears to the Trump insurrection, Prof. Peter Bales, Hanging with Langan's official historian, takes us on a journey of insurrection and injustice in American history
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Ophira Eisenberg talks about her new Hulu late night talk show, Up Early Tonight, and how she landed the role of host on NPR's nationally syndicated show Ask Me Another. Do you know three famous women named Eleanor? She didn't either. Want more Ophira?
Watch our backstage bonus chat for Patreon members only, where Ophira shares riveting tales of sex and her short lived time as a dominatrix ONLY at www.Patreon.com/Ma...
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December 9, 2020 57 min
Actor and director Debi Durst is the doyenne of the San Francisco comedy and improv scene. We talk about her 40-year friendship with Robin Williams and the early days of standup in SF. And Debi updates us on her husband, political commentator, Will Durst’s recovery from a stroke. Good people!
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December 4, 2020 56 min
Comic/writer Debbie Kasper opens up about her days working on the Rosie O’Donnell Show & Roseanne's sitcom. Which one was wicked? Her memoir is You're Not That Pretty (get it on Amazon!) about her life growing up in a chaotic New Jersey family with a surprise sister. See our full video chat and find out what creepy comic came on to both of us when you go to: www.Patreon.com/MaureenLangan. Good stuff. And thanks for ...
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December 2, 2020 55 min
Two female African comics and a comedy mgr talk about the emerging scene in Africa as well as the tradition of a "bridal price," and the role cows play in the impending nuptials. Funny! Smart! See the full video and bonus clips at www.Patreon.com/MaureenLangan
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After his father died, comic Max Docelli went from an orphanage in Italy to being raised by a black stepfather in New Jersey. We talk comedy, challenges, and lessons learned from Papa Jimmy. Max is vulnerable and honest. Don’t miss this special episode of HWL. Full video, bonuses, Don’t Make Me Hate You swag when you join HWL community at www.Patreon.com/MaureenLangan
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November 21, 2020 47 min
Rebecca Stuard is the owner and creative director of Improvolution in NYC. She works with actors, executive and people like you and me. We discuss Viola Spolin, the "mother" of improv, Rebecca's work on SNL (15 years and going!), and how the "yes and" philosophy can give you a great life!
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November 17, 2020 46 min
My friend Molly McCloskey Barber was the Romper Room lady in the early 1980’s. We talk about how she landed the role, why she confronted Howard Stern, and why one of her segments went viral in the days before social media. Molly is one of the biggest-hearted people on the planet! I love her and so will you!
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November 12, 2020 56 min
Actor and comic Jason Stuart talks about creating his Amazon Prime series SMOTHER, his autobiography, SHUT UP I'M TALKING, how Funny Girl changed his life and coming out on the Geraldo back in 1993.
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