"During her first class at the comedy New York City club Upright Citizens Brigade, Melissa Bangs’ teacher gave her two tasks. One. Every time you get on stage, have the guts to make a fool of yourself. Take risks. Find out what’s on the other side of the more intimidating (more interesting) action." read more
"When Melissa Bangs talks about one of the scariest moments in her life, she makes it sound funny. Not necessarily laugh-out-loud funny, at least not at first. But it sounds accessible and normal, even though it was frightening and surreal..." read more
"Melissa Bangs did an unusual thing after she'd recovered from postpartum depression and mania.
The Missoula visual artist, a self-described storyteller with a big mouth and no sense of shame, kept talking about it..." read more
"The light was too bright. The walls too baby blue. There were three cameras on the ceiling, each from a different era. I tried to imagine what the 1950s model, still encased in its bulky wire cage, must have seen. Had it witnessed women strapped to beds with bits in their mouths to save their tongues?..." read more