MERLYNDA! - COMEDY PERFORMANCE POET & VENTRILOQUIST - Adult Stand Up Comedian | Bideford, South West(9 Reviews)
Based In: Bideford, South West
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Merlynda is a multi Award-winning, much-published and radio-broadcast, wonderfully warm, delightfully entertaining Cheeky and Very Funny Comedy Poet and saucy Comedienne - and a hilarious Walkabout Ventriloquist! She is a multi award-winning and enchantingly engaging Comedy Monologue-ist and Comedy Song Singer-Songwriter - and equally at home entertaining mature adult audiences as a cheekily hilarious Comedy Performance Poet - as a saucy (and rhyming!) Comedy Monologue-ist - as a cheeky and chatty Walkabout Ventriloquist - and - as a Comedy Singer-Songwriter - or a blend of these altogether! ... Entertaining audiences of adults with Selections of her much-published Naughty Comedy Poems and saucy (and silly!) Stories-In-Rhymes (Comedy Monologues) - and cheekily chatty Ventriloquist Dummy Characters - she is the ideal Stand-Up Comedy Performance Poet & Walkabout Ventriloquist for Grown-up Events and Audiences, such as: Christmas Parties-Dinners, Poetry Evenings, Festivals, Wedding Receptions, Anniversaries, Lunches, Storytelling Gatherings, Leaving Parties, Love-Themed Events such as St Valentine's Day Celebrations - and - Poetry and Comedy Festivals. Merlynda entertains audiences with her hilariously and wittily observed, dramatically theatrical Comedy Performance Poems and Comedy Monologues - and her smashing and much-published little Comedy Songs. As a Walkabout Ventriloquist - Merlynda has a number of 'Ventriloquist Puppet Characters' to entertain your guests! Moving around a venue - or between tables - Merlynda's cheeky and chatty Ventriloquist Dummies and Puppets will keep everyone giggling! Merlynda has entertained private parties of VIP guests at Receptions in top London Hotels, at Stately Homes, at Poetry Festivals - and a wide variety of Private Wedding/Anniversary Events. Merlynda is also an Award-winning Children's Poet - a multi Award-Winning Children's Singer-Songwriter - and - a Walkabout Ventriloquist-Puppeteer who is Perfect For Outdoor Public and Family Events - and has a wide range of Puppets and Characters - suitable for entertaining younger children and family events. And - For more formal Events - such as: Weddings and Funerals, Merlynda's Romantic Love & Bereavement Poems are hauntingly memorable and are absolutely perfect for inclusion in printed Ceremonial Order of Services - and - as printed 'Favours' for guests - and - Merlynda will happily create a Special Romantic Love Poem (or Comedy Love Poem) - to Celebrate Your Special Day. For Merlynda's Reviews and Testimonials from Clients - ranging from BBC Radio 4 and various Festivals - to - Baroness Golding - and - The New York STA - please visit her website: www.Merlynda.com
Merlynda is a multi Award-Winning, Radio-broadcast and Much-published, hilariously theatrical and delightfully entertaining Comedy Performance Poet - a Comedy Monologue-ist - a Comedy Singer-Songwriter - and - a hilarious Walkabout Ventriloquist - For Adult Events. Merlynda is also an Award-Winning Children's Poet - Children's Singer-Songwriter - and -Walkabout Ventriloquist-Puppeteer For Outdoor Public & Family Events. She is also an Award-winning Romantic Love and Bereavement/Funeral Poet.
Winner: The Golden Grove Poetry Award
Award-Winner: The PIM Poetry Award
Finalist: The National ... Poetry Slam
Award-Winner: The Serendipity Poetry Award
Merlynda's Comedy and Romantic Poems Are Published in 46 Poetry Anthologies to date
Merlynda's Solo Poetry Collections: 12 Solo Poetry Collections published to date
Merlynda's Audio Books: 3 Poetry Audio Books published to date.
Merlynda is a published Comedy & Drama Monologue & Speech-Writer - Publication Title: 'ACT! Alone - Scene-Stealing Comedy Monologues' (Pubd: Golden Arrow Players Press)
Poetry Magazine Editor: 'The Bucks Mills Poetry Magazine'
Columnist: 'The Observer Series of Newspapers'
Commissioned and Published Author: Commissioned and Published by The Art Institute - Publication Title: 'Master The Art'
Published Short-Story Author: 'Cold Shivers' (Pubd. Forward Press)
Conference and AV Presentations Scriptwriter: Q International/QAV Presentations
Copy-Editor: FinTech Publications - 'The Financial Times'
Commissioned Speechwriter For Corporate Events - Q International/QAV Presentations
Commissioned Romantic Love and Bereavement Poet For Private Events (Weddings, Funerals, Anniversaries)
Multi Award-Winning Songwriter: 5 x Semi-Finalist - The UK Songwriting Contest
Highly-Commended: The WM Composers Award For Song
Merlynda's Poems are published in 46 Poetry Anthologies, as 12 Solo Poetry Collections and as 3 Poetry Audio Books, to date.
Merlynda is both an Associate and a Licentiate of The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
- Awarded 4 Gold Honours Medals In Speech & Acting (LAMDA)
Merlynda coaches private students in Public Speaking, Creative Poetry Writing, Speechwriting, Ventriloquism, Singing
Editor: The Bucks Mills Poetry Magazine (former Editor: The Poetry Box Magazine)
Owner: The Bucks Mills Poetry Gallery, Bucks Mills, North Devon, England
Merlynda is a 5 x Semi-Finalist Award-Winner of The UKSC for her Love Song Lyrics & Comedy Song Lyrics and Songs.
Merlynda is also the 'Highly-Commended Award-Winner' of The WM Composers Award For Song
Merlynda's Songs and Music have also been choreographed by the Royal Academy of Dance and premiered at The EQ International Festival of Dance, Ireland.
Over 100 of Merlynda's Songs and Instrumentals are published to date - and have been represented at MiDEM, Cannes, France.
Merlynda has performed her award-winning poetry and songs on: BBC Radio, BBC Radio Solent, BBC Radio 3 Counties, Delta Radio, Radio Lion, Radio Southern.
Merlynda is also an highly talented Cartoonist and Illustrator (and a former professional caricaturist) - She is the Winner of: The Leaf Book-Jacket Illustration Award and her cute and sweet Cartoons and romantically-themed Illustrations have been exhibited and commissioned internationally in the USA, Sweden, France, Scotland, England and in a wide variety of commercial Art Galleries - and for a wide variety of Private Clients.
For a complete Exhibitions List - please visit: www.KittyPigfishCartoons.yolasite.com
Reviews (9 Reviews)
For examples of Merlynda's Award-winning Comedy Poetry, Comedy Monologues and Story-Poems, Verse-Fables and Funny Comedy Songs, her Reviews - and details of her Clients (many listed below) - her Live Radio Broadcasts - with Live Ventriloquism! - Live Appearances, Poetry Recitals and her published Poetry Publications, to date, please visit her website: www.Merlynda.com
And - to view a selection of Merlynda's Comedy Poetry Posters and Romantic Love Poetry Posters which are commercially printed and sold internationally - please visit her Online Store on her website: www.Merlynda.com.
In a ... ddition to being a multi Award-winning, much-published and radio-broadcast, hilariously theatrical and delightfully entertaining Comedy Performance Poet - Merlynda is ALSO an Award-Winning Cartoonist-Illustrator. Merlynda (aka 'Kitty Pigfish Cartoonist') creates cute and sweet cartoon creatures - and romantically-themed illustrations - to illustrate both her Poetry Books and Posters - and her Comedy Love Poetry Posters, Prints and Postcards - which are also commercially printed as Booklets, Books, Posters, Prints and Postcards and sold nationally and internationally in bookshops and galleries - via various online bookshops - via The Bucks Mills Gallery - and via her own websites - under the heading 'The Bucks Mills Funny Times'. To view examples of her Funny Comedy Love Poetry Posters and Romantic Love Posters - please visit: www.Merlynda.com - and for her full Exhibitions List to date, and further examples of her cartoons and illustrations - please visit her Cartoon-Illustration website: www.KittyPigfishCartoons.yolasite.com
A Selection of Merlynda's Clients and Live Appearances To Date:
Baroness Golding, Belgravia, London
The Elvetham Country Estate, Hampshire
The Lanesborough Hotel, Park Lane/Hyde Park, London
The Beer & Oyster Festival, Hampshire
The Civic Hall (G-Live) Guildford, Surrey
St Catherine's College, Guildford, Surrey
The London Fringe Theatre Circuit, London
The Clovelly Crab & Lobster Festival, Devon
The Havant Literary Festival (Support Comedy Poetry Act to Mike Harding), Hampshire
The Ripley Festival, Surrey
The Chichester Festival, West Sussex
The Petersfield Festival, Hampshire
T ... he Christmas Festival, Hampshire
Port Solent, Hampshire
Barnstaple Library, Devon
East Hill House, Hampshire
Milkwood House, Hampshire
Radio Lion, Guildford
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Full Member: Puppeteers UK
Founder & Resident Trainer: The Ventriloquist Club of Great Britain
Full Member: The Poetry Society
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