BEST of the FEST Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Montreux Int’l Comedy Festival, MAC Award Winner, Finalist San Francisco Comedy Competition
MAUREEN "MO" LANGAN is one of the smartest, most fearlessly funny comics working today. Her exceptional wit and honest rants on life’s absurdities make her a comedy standout at clubs, theaters, and festivals across the U.S, Canada, and Europe. Once she takes to the stage it’s clear to see why she was named one of the “Ten Standout Stand-ups Worth Watching” by Backstage Magazine.
Whether Maureen is lambasting celebrities, satirizing news, or joking about her garbageman father and blessed Irish immigrant mother, she will make you laugh and she will make you think.
MAUREEN has opened for Joy Behar, Steven Wright, Dennis Miller, and Jordan Sparks. She performed at Town Hall on Broadway with Rosie O’Donnell. Langan is a regular at Carolines on Broadway, one of the country’s premiere comedy clubs. She has appeared on Gotham Live, HBO, Red Eye, Cozi TV, Taxi TV, the Paramount Pictures film “Marci X,” and in many national commercials.
MAUREEN is an award-winning broadcast journalist. She can be heard every Sunday night hosting Hangin‘ with Langan, a three-hour talk show on San Francisco’s premiere radio station KGO. Her wit and shoot-from-the-hip interviewing style earned her the title of Best Female Commentator for her work on Bloomberg Television and Radio. She has dished with the likes of Howard Stern, Joan Rivers and George Carlin.
MAUREEN’s skills as a comic and journalist make her a popular contributor to the talk show circuit, including HLN, CBS, FOX and MSNBC
An in-demand corporate emcee, Maureen has hosted events for Microsoft, WebMD, Cancer Cares, and the Tony LaRussa Animal Rescue Foundation. She was honored when Robert Kennedy, Jr personally invited her to perform at his prestigious Riverkeeper’s annual Fishermen’s Ball in New York City
“Maureen is to comedy what James Brown was to soul.” Jerry Stiller, Comedian and Actor
“Maureen is wry and wicked. Audiences love her and so do I!” Joy Behar, Comedian
“Condescendingly brilliant!” Daily News, Edinburgh, Scotland
Whether on stage, television or radio, MAUREEN LANGAN delivers. Give her a mic and see for yourself.
Ritch Shydner was born in Pennsville, New Jersey. After graduating from Gettysburg College in the mid seventies he decided to get into stand-up comedy.
As a comedian, Shydner appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno numerous times. He performed a HBO half-hour special called, One Night Stand, and was a guest on Comics Unleashed. Aside from performing stand-up, Ritch, along with comedian Mark Schiff, compiled stories of comedians on the road in a book called I Killed (2006).
Ritch was partly the focus of the 2010 documentary movie I Am Comic, in which he traveled around the country interviewing various comedians, a process that ultimately led to his return to stand-up by going on the stage again after 13 years of retirement.
As an actor, Shydner played Al Bundy's co-worker on Married With....Children and made guest appearances on other TV shows such as Designing Women, Roseanne and Dr. Katz Professional Therapist. His film roles include Beverly Hills Cops II and Roxanne.
Shydner was a staff writer on such sitcoms as , Roseanne, The Jeff Foxworthy Show and Titus. He also wrote scripts for the sitcom Becker. Additionally, he wrote for singers Kenny Rogers and Pam Tillis, as well as ventriloquist, David Strassman.
Shydner's influences are Art Carney, Lenny Bruce, Red Skelton and George Carlin.