Meryl has delighted comedy audiences, hosted pop concerts and performed at the Hammersmith Apollo, supporting Frankie Boyle as part of his national tour.In his book Work!Consume!Die! he calls Meryl "Inspiringly funny".
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’ Critic’s Choice.
Inaugural winner of the Betty Box and Peter Rogers/Big Talk comedy writing programme.
"5 * * * * * As near perfect as you can find. Charming delivery keep the audience in no doubt they've just seen one of this year's fringe highlights" British Comedy Guide
"Ripe with comedy. A unique perspective: sharp and dark, and refreshingly unsentimental" Stephanie Merritt, Observer
A talented and sought after gag writer, she has worked on numerous flagship panel shows and comedies for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Dave; as well as being joke writer for magicians Noel Qualter and Andi Gladwin.
Radio credits include writing and performing her own comedy series 'The Hysterical Method Of Conception' for Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4) and a Sony Radio Academy Award Nomination for Best Breakfast Show.
An experienced journalist, Meryl has been a favourite feature writer for Mark Millar's magazine CLiNT, having previously worked extensively for Time Out.
'Truly astonishing show... a must see' (The New Current)
“4 * * * * Her devastatingly direct show stands out for it’s bold, boundary-breaking nature…the shocking casualness of her delivery is spot on.” Jewish Chronicle
“4 * * * * Very funny. Tightly written, deftly performed, intimate storytelling and packed with punchlines” TheLatest
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