- Location: London
- Clip Details: Meryl O'Rourke at Alexander's
- Clip Page URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd4ZiaPB-w8
- Gender: Female
- Gig Price in £ (30 mins): Band-2:500-1k
- Act Content: For-over-18s-only
- Build: Slim
- Playing Age: 36-45
- Appearance: Caucasian-Dark
- Nationality: English
- Accents: London (native)
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/MerylORourke
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=649153968
- For all enquiries phone: 07989 728851
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Meryl (me) has been storming the UK, Irish, New York and Barcelona comedy circuits for 10 years; thrilling, delighting and disturbing people on the subjects of rice, shopping, breasts and dead TV chefs. A born and bred South Londoner, I have been described as having a brave confessional style.
I have recently done 20s at clubs including Headliners( where I have headlined), Screaming Blue Murder and Banana Cabaret, where I am a regular. I have 20′s coming up at clubs including Monkey Business and Hampstead Comedy Club. I performed in the Jack Dee show at the Comedy Store and was picked by Karen Koren to appear in her “Midnight Show” at The Gilded Balloon for the run of the Edinburgh Festival. A stong 20-40 minute act I have also performed at corporate gigs, MCed ladies nights and hosted a number of pop concerts for approx 13,000 people!
I am also an accomplished broadcaster recently completing my comedy series “The Hysterical Method Of Conception” for Radio 4. This self written self performed serial appeared as part of the Woman’s Hour strand and you can hear all the episodes on www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour. Tony Blair is a fan as is an old lady from Cheltenham who is praying for me. I have more work for Woman’s Hour coming up as one of their favourite columnists.
Previously I have been nominated for a prestigious Sony Radio Academy Award 2003 (along with Johnny Vegas, Jonathan Ross and Mark Lamarr). I was nominated for Best Breakfast Show (against Terry Wogan) and being the only woman in my category, then and since,… I am officially STILL the best female breakfast radio presenter in the country!
“Fantastic” Jonathan Ross
“Meryl O’Rourke can find the disturbing side of everything!” Eastmagazine
“Meryl throws her comedy around the room like a wrestler. See Meryl, be impressed” Otherside Comedy Club
“The best female comic on the circuit, so good you don’t have to put her on in the middle!” Ian Cognito
“Meryl O’Rourke is f****** brilliant” Manchester Comedy Forum
“The star of the gig (after Darius) was Meryl, she gave us the perfect ending to a fab show” Official Darius website
“I’d rather see Meryl than any film” James Christopher, film critic The Times
“Probably one of the best comics I’ve seen on the circuit. Her material effortlessly glides through frivolous and weighty topics. All of which is delivered in an uber honest and cynically upbeat way.” Chortle