Melissa Bangs gave birth to her beautiful daughter in September 2012. A month later, she is admitted to the psych ward, where she is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. On her journey to healing, Melissa finds relief in share her story with others through comedy.
— American Movie Company Simulcast with Inspirational Melissa Bangs
NEW YORK CITY, NY, May 15, 2018 – Sometimes pregnancy doesn’t end in a joyous celebration and tears of happiness. For comedian, Melissa Bangs, ending up in a psych ward for nearly a month after the birth of her daughter was the last thing she expected. As a former student member at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, Melissa has a knack for transforming her pain into humor.
On her journey to healing after her psych ward release, Melissa read through her hospital records. She discovered a nurse’s note reading, “Patient says she will do comedy on this experience.” And comedy, she did.
On May 17th, the American Movie Company captures Melissa’s brave story with a live global WebCast of her one-woman stand up, “Playing Monopoly with God and Other Stories.” In this unique performance, Bangs turns the most painful experience of her life into a hilarious, authentic story of healing. Melissa has a knack for effortlessly guiding the audience to understanding something unimaginable.
Join Melissa on her journey of truth-telling, hilarity, and vulnerability as she transforms her darkest times into a room full of laughter.
Name: Jillian Leslie
Organization: JL Productions
Address: 1055 Jefferson Ave Brooklyn, NY 11221
Video URL: https://vimeo.com/148737705#at=1
For more information, please visit http://www.jillianleslie.com
Release ID: 345966