Meryl O’Rourke - Bad Mother (3 stars)

Some funny and moving material on mixed heritage


This article is from 2011.

Meryl O’Rourke - Bad Mother

O’Rourke won’t be the last Fringe comic to reference the street-riots but it was perhaps unwise to let us hear a better joke on the subject from her spouse. It’s an early off-note that she makes up for with some funny and moving material about her German-Jewish/Irish-Catholic heritage, though the celebrity-obsession she shares with her own mother is disappointingly tiresome.

Underbelly, 0844 545 8252, until 28 Aug, 2.45pm, £9-£10 (£8-£9).

This article is from 2011.

Meryl O'Rourke - Bad Mother…

  • 3 stars

Does wearing a PVC catsuit to a children’s birthday party make you a bad mother? How would you even know when your own mother stalked minor celebrities? And how did she stand a chance when her first childhood memory was of a Nazi punching her? And, you know, he probably had issues of his own. Circuit favourite Meryl…


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