Acclaimed stand-up comic and accomplished TV writer Meryl O'Rourke, revels in her bitterness. A potty mouthed potty trainer, she has delighted comedy audiences, written some of the best gags on telly and even hosted pop concerts (last one to 12,000 people!)
She supported Frankie Boyle for part of his last tour, at his request. She also supported him at the Hammersmith Apollo. In his book Work!Consume!Die! he calls Meryl "Inspiringly funny".
Meryl's cheeky routines of dysfunctionality get her choice gigs with major promoters.
These include Up the Creek, Screaming Blue Murder, Off the Kerb, Banana, Comedy Company, RIP; among many others. She performs 20-60 min sets and MCs.
She runs her own club in Tooting where she is regular MC.
Her solo stand up show Bad Mother was a hit at Edinburgh and Brighton festivals. Directed by Foster's Comedy Award nominee Thom Tuck, it received 5-star reviews and was The Times Critics Choice.
Truly astonishing showa must see The New Current
Her devastatingly direct show stands out for its bold, boundary-breaking naturethe shocking casualness of her delivery is spot on. Jewish Chronicle
Very funny. Tightly written, deftly performed, intimate storytelling and packed with punchlines TheLatest
" Meryl has a natural wit that few possess ScotsGay
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