Meryl O'Rourke has gigged extensively across the UK, Ireland, New York and Europe. Bitterly direct with a mischievous twinkle in her eye, a potty-mouthed potty-trainer. She has delighted comedy audiences, ladies nights and even hosted pop concerts
Meryl performs 20-40 min sets and she recently performed a storming 20-minute set at the Hammersmith Apollo, supporting Frankie Boyle as part of his national tour.
A talented, and sought after, gag writer - Meryl has written for the new series of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (ITV) and previously for many of the flagship comedy and panel shows on BBC, Channel 4 and Dave.
Her one woman show - "Meryl O'Rourke - Bad Mother...", directed by Thom Tuck, will appear at the Underbelly for the 2011 Edinburgh Festival 2.45pm, 4th-28th August.
An accomplished radio presenter, she also wrote and performed her own comedy series for Woman's Hour on Radio 4, The Hysterical Method of Conception.
Meryl was nominated for the prestigious Sony Academy Award in 2003 for Best Breakfast Show.
Meryl is an experienced journalist and is currently a feature writer for Mark "Kick Ass" Millar's new magazine CLiNT, having previously worked extensively for Time Out. She is featured in "Stand-Up Put-Downs", a compilation of the best heckle put downs, published by Bantam in October. Add TV presenting to Meryl's skills (Meryl was in the pilot and co-presented many episodes of Liquid News) and there's still more! She has closed the debate at The Oxford Union, been a Marilyn Monroeagram and sings in cabaret group Shimoom.
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