MY Reviews

“If you have been lucky enough to see her perform you will be fully aware of just how funny and infectious this woman is.”
(Time Out)

“The evening starts up with a comedian to warm up an already lubricated crowd. Maureen Younger’s brand of comedy, mixing frank and honest observations about love and sex with self-deprecating barbs at her own personal life, is a great fit for this show and its target audience: a very definite appeal to straight women and gay men, but welcoming and not excluding for anyone else. Some of Younger’s jokes rely on her not being more well-known: how good it would be if that material could become outdated.”

(http://www.thereviewshub.com/the-naked-magicians-trafalgar-studios-london/)

The star of the night was the compere Maureen Younger – she blew the roof off.  Totally brilliant. Right from the moment she stepped on the stage, she had the audience in the palm of her hand. Indeed, at the end, members of the audience were queuing up to ask where she is next performing. A tour de force from her and I too can’t wait to get her back at the Cheeky Monkey comedy club
(
Martin Mullaney, Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club)

Maureen is a radio natural – warm, funny and instantly likeable. From the hilarious stories to her infectious laugh, Maureen has proved a huge hit with listeners over the past 2 years. Twitter goes crazy whenever Maureen is on air -with someone recently commenting ‘it’s just not the same without her’.
(Chris Holliday, BBC Radio Manchester, Gaydio)

engaging and funny
(Three Weeks)

“Maureen Younger has often been a panellist on radio shows with me over the last 5 years both at BBC London and BBC Radio 5 Live. She is funny, informed, reliable and always ‘brought something extra’ to the discussion. I would look forward to the nights when she was booked. Thanks to her comedy background she was able to interact in a relaxed, amusing fashion with callers and other guests”.
(
Tessa Dunlop Broadcaster/Historian)

“Maureen is an outstanding host for any comedy events. She makes any audience feel comfortable whilst being laugh out loud funny!”
(Hannah Phillips, Director, ARTRIX)

brilliantly fast-paced …. she is a real hit
(www.spoonfed.co.uk

“I certainly thought she was hilarious!”
(The Voice)

fantastic resident MC, Maureen Younger, is simply the life blood of the night
(Solihull News)

“Maureen Younger is more than compere, more than host, with a natural gift of the gab she’s quick off the mark and doesn’t miss a trick!”
(
Lenna, www.gingerbeer.co.uk)

very entertaining… SO funny!”
(Amused Moose Soho)

“confident and assured”
(Diva Magazine)

“Maureen is a great find as a corporate event host or act. She is a great comedienne, but, importantly for a corporate, can really keep the pace of the evening, and has no problems keeping an audience in check and in the right spirit for the event. A real bonus for any event manager booking a host, Maureen is also a talented linguist, and has lived and worked in many countries, both gigging and providing bi-lingual warm up. Has provided tour support for acts such as Shazia Mirza. She MCs events throughout the week across the UK and beyond and is suitable for both stand up/ cabaret and hosting.”
(Julie Homfray, Cohesion Ltd)

“Excellent MC & comedian and a big hit with the Lesbilicious audience.”
(Lesbilicious Comedy)

On a strong recommendation from another promoter I booked Maureen unseen to headline my Retort Cabaret show. She didn’t let me down, and a previously cool audience immediately warmed to her conversational style. One of the other acts booked her after the show to compere their gig the following week and I too have re-booked her to compere another show in the autumn. I’ve since seen her at a much larger gig at Birmingham Glee Club and she was equally funny and comfortable on a big stage.” (Brett Rehling, Retort Cabaret Show, Birmingham)

Maureen has done several gigs with ‘Great Comedy Nights’ and has been superb every time. Always funny, always naughty but nice and there has not been an audience that hasn’t loved her. We hope to get her back soon
(Alan Sellars, Great Comedy Nights)

One of the most naturally talented comedians I have worked with, brilliant timing, warm and funny.”
(Sally Holloway)

“The three stand-ups included the extremely good Maureen Younger, who shamed me. I was then and still am ashamed because I had never seen her perform before and I am amazed I had not seen someone that good. An absolutely top-notch and clearly highly experienced professional.”
(John Fleming, Sponsor Malcolm Hardee Awards)

A week of roaming about the Festival.. but aside from the big names, there’s a lot of talent out there. One comedienne in particular has stood head and shoulders talent-wise above the others again and again: Maureen Younger, with her peach of a delivery…” (MGCK)

Maureen Younger….a comic insight that can open up a need to laugh out loud, even if you didn’t want to...”
(Roland Muldoon, Hackney Empire NATY Competition)

The sharp Maureen Younger’s style, meanwhile, works perfectly for this audience – there’s maximum interaction, minimum long-winded gags, and her set cracks along with a nice rhythm as a result. Her decision to give as many jibes back to the audience as they dish out is also a good one, and has everyone laughing at everyone else’s expense, from the posh man in the front row who “has to ask his friend what the Tube is” to yours truly, who Younger decides must enjoy night buses as “you get the chance to meet lots of drunk idiots, so lots of other Australians.”
(Sarah Kendell, www.spoonfed.co.uk)

“Fast feisty & more than a little dangerous she has a set packed with great one liners yet perhaps her greatest strength is ad-libbing with an audience.
(
Jack Milner one of UK’s top comedy coaches)

Maureen Younger makes comedy look effortless, not an easy task, she is rare in this world of overpowering male stand ups; a naturally funny post pc feminist with a unique sense of personal observational humour. She is immediate & down to earth; a Ms funny brains”.
(Claire Muldoon, Hackney Empire NATY Competition)

I felt like I’d learnt something as well as being entertained by comedians Paul MacCaffrey, Gavin Hammer and especially Maureen Younger.”
(Alexis Wood – BBC Southern Counties Website)

Maureen launched into a polished set, which featured gags about being chatted up on the London Underground, looking pregnant and dating men much younger than her. It was a strong performance and she engaged well with the responsive audience”.
(Funny Women Awards Showcase Review, Inside Comedy, Konrad Obiora)

 “Younger’s fabulous act ….alone makes this (Pretty Dirty Things) a worthwhile stop for that all-important first week nightcap.”
(Richard Cray)

 “Maureen is every compere’s dream! She handles her material with such ease, the audience go wherever she leads. An absolute joy. We can’t wait to have her back to Laughing At Something Serious!”
(Laughing at Something Serious)

 “The one thing she is? Damned funny that’s what. Maureen is a top act, the speed and energy of her delivery grabs the audience and just keeps on relentlessly building the laughs. You’d be a fool not to book her, do it now!”
(Stuart Morrison, The Gag Factory)

 “Comic Irrigation Edinburgh, Maureen Younger is superb. In front of a packed crowd her frank humour, sharp delivery and personable stage presence made her a winning performer at Comic Irrigation during this year’s Edinburgh Comedy Festival. She is a “must see” on the comedy circuit!”
(Wanda Keenan, Comic Irrigation)

”Maureen Younger, whose sure fire delivery hits the mark every time.”
(SLICC)

“Maureen Younger makes you cry with laughter! A wonderful, beautiful, talented spirit”. (Nirjay Mahindru, Producer The Long & The Short of It)

“We all went off to the Studio Theater, a small auditorium. Another young woman, Maureen Younger, who moved quickly and authoritatively around the stage began to organize a sort of playlet. By the end of our half hour, Maureen had assembled a cast, provided an instant plot, directed elementary stage movement, and given the students the chance to perform a boisterously melodramatic scene inspired by their flamboyant costumes. James and I were part of their small and appreciative audience.”
(
Susan Allen Toth – The New York Times)


Maureen Younger, New Act of The Year contestant whose sharp self effacing humour brings interesting new perspectives to the stage
(Hackney Empire)

“Maureen Younger was an absolute delight to work with on our recent tour of Central Europe. Maureen is an ideal performer for international venues and managed to hit the mark with three very different crowds. All three audiences really loved her”.
(Howard Cohen, Baby Blue Banana)

Crown Comedy Club Czech Republic had the pleasure to feature Maureen on the line up last week. It was a real treat as Maureen showed not only great material and delivery, but also quick impro skills with the audience. She is a true comedy storm – her energy is wonderful and our audiences in Prague and Brno were instantly in love with her. I am looking forward to bring her back here in future and I recommend Maureen to anybody for sure hit in their comedy nights!
(Dominik – Crown Comedy Club owner and MC)

Feedback from Supporting The Naked Magicians for their Entire West End Run

“The evening starts up with a comedian to warm up an already lubricated crowd. Maureen Younger’s brand of comedy, mixing frank and honest observations about love and sex with self-deprecating barbs at her own personal life, is a great fit for this show and its target audience: a very definite appeal to straight women and gay men, but welcoming and not excluding for anyone else. Some of Younger’s jokes rely on her not being more well-known: how good it would be if that material could become outdated.”

(www.thereviewshub.com/)

feisty and entertaining, and certainly owned her time on stage

(www.britisththeatre.com)

One Comment

  1. Maureen is wickedly funny and fast, with a memory like a steel trap. A night out with Maureen is some of life’s best medicine! Looking forward to seeing her at Shout on 16 November with some of my favourite comediennes: Barbara Nice and Jen Brister!

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