Maureen Younger

Maureen is frank, fast, feisty, sharp and engaging – honest humour with attitude!  According to Time Out Berlin: If you have been lucky enough to see her perform you will be fully aware of just how funny and infectious this women is. Maureen works as a stand up comedian and compere all around the UK and abroad. An experienced compere, Maureen is known for her quick wit and sharp audience interaction. In the UK she is one of the few (if only) comedians who works regularly on the mainstream, urban and gay comedy circuits.

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Her gigs have ranged from performing at the Barbican alongside Arthur Smith to being one of the warm up acts for the Puppetry of the Penis; supporting Shazia Mirza on tour to supporting Kojo at his one-man show at both the Soho Theatre and for his sold-out shows at the Hackney Empire.

Maureen also runs MY Comedy Nights, and as such has worked for several years for Birmingham’s Shout Festival as well as providing comedy shows for Coventry Pride and the Bradford Literary Festival. In association with the actor Emma Thompson she organised and hosted Crying with Laughter, sell-out West End shows in aid of the Helen Bamber Foundation. These shows featured among others Jo Brand, Jenny Éclair and Shazia Mirza.

Maureen has also worked on an ad hoc basis as a contributor on BBC Radio and Gaydio. In addition, she has also reviewed the newspapers for Sky News, and presented her own weekly radio show, Mo’s Soul Show, on Break FM.

A talented linguist, Maureen also gigs in German in Germany. The Cologne Rundschau noted whose punch lines also hit the mark in German.   In addition, Maureen has performed throughout Europe, performing at the Cologne Comedy Festival and the Utrecht Comedy Festival as well as gigging in various cities in Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Cyprus. Maureen also performed on stage in French and Spanish and provided bi-lingual warm up for an award-winning radio series.

A trained actor, Maureen has workshopped Philoctetes at the National Theatre Studio, performed at the English Theatre Berlin and featured as an angry German housewife in the BBC/HBO’s miniseries Band of Brothers. Her latest project was playing a lead role in Eduardo Barreto’s short film, Pastry.

PASTRY (2015) trailer-HD (3) from Eduardo Barreto on Vimeo.


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Maureen Younger
Maureen YoungerMonday, December 11th, 2017 at 10:29pm
Yes, the final episode of this season's #Outlander and #Droughtlander is upon us once more. Here's my take on the finale to Season 3 which proved an episode of two halves, featuring heroics from Jamie which even I found far fetched.
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Maureen YoungerThursday, December 7th, 2017 at 1:59am
For once Jen Brister & I are on a podcast with more than a 100 listeners as we discuss our #Outlander podcast with the gals at Standard Issue
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Maureen YoungerMonday, December 4th, 2017 at 11:51pm
It's Monday so it's #Outlander Day and this week's episode includes bloodbaths, another character who refuses to age despite the passage of 20 years, smouldering looks by #SamHeughan (sigh) and coincidences galore, not forgetting some truly awful wigs. Great sketch by Sarah Rhead to accompany the review.
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Maureen YoungerSunday, December 3rd, 2017 at 12:46am
My first article for the Spotlight website.
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Maureen Younger updated their profile picture.Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 1:59pm
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