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Award-winning Comedy Poet 

Comedy Monologues  & Speeches 

Comedy Singer-Songwriter  - Ventriloquist

Bookings/Enqs - Tel:  01730 821030  


About Merlynda ...

Live Comedy Performance Poet

Comedy Monologues & Speeches

Singer-Songwriter & Ventriloquist

Bookings/Enqs - Tel: 01730 821030

Merlynda's Comedy Studio

2 Downview, Nyewood Road, Nyewood

Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 5JA

Last Thursday Each Month Is 

- Live Comedy Night -

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Merlynda is the Founder and former Editor of the Romantic and Epic Poetry Magazine: 'The Poetry Box Magazine' - and - the Founder and Resident Ventriloquism Trainer of 'The Ventriloquist Club of Great Britain'.   She conducts One-To-One Professional Ventriloquist Training Sessions and  Special Ventriloquism Workshops  titled: 'A Gottle O' Gear' - an entertaining and hilarious Ventriloquism Taster Session For Adults - Especially Suitable For Comedy & Literary Festivals

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Merlynda is a LLAM  and ALAM of LAMDA 

(The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art)

and has 4 Honours LAMDA Medals 

in Speech & Acting.


Merlynda is frequently invited as a Poetry Judge, Poetry Critic and Poetry/Ventriloquism Book Reviewer.

Merlynda is also the Author of the hugely popular 

Comedy Monologue & Speech Collection: 

'ACT! ALONE - Scene-Stealing High Comedy Monologues & Verse For Performers & Speakers' 

(Pubd. GAPP 2001) 

- Available via all good bookshops - 

- and directly from Merlynda

Merlynda's Poems are Published in over 44 Poetry Anthologies to date - as 3 Solo Poetry Collections - as 2 Poetry Audio Books (CDs) - and over 100 of her Comedy Songs and Instrumental Compositions are published, to date.

Merlynda's Poetry Audio Books 

to date include:


 'Barley The Ventriloquist & Duncan L DoLittle Recite The Tale of The Goat & The Wolf' 

(Available via Gardners Books

- and directly from Merlynda)


 Merlynda is also a former Magazine Columnist of 

'The Observer Series of Newspapers'.


And - the Commissioned Author of: 

'Master The Art' (Pubd. 1998 by The Art Institute) 

- An Illustration and Art Tutorial Course For Adults.


Merlynda's Comedy Studio 

Comedy Poetry and Cartoon websites: 

- Please do visit for more details 

& examples! -

For All Enquiries and TO BOOK MERLYNDA To Read & Perform Her Comedy & Satire Poems, Monologues, Songs and Ventriloquism 

-  Live -

At Your Festival - Ladies Night - Performance Poetry Event - Cabaret - Radio Show - or - Comedy Event:

 email:   [email protected]

or email:

tel: 01730 821030

Or - Complete and Click the 

'Contact Me' Form 

Thank You For Visiting and I'm Looking Forward To Meeting You All -

Very Very Very Soon!


Hello! - I'm Merlynda - and I'm an Award-Winning Comedy & Satire Poet - an Award-Winning Verse-Fabulist - an Award-Winning Comedy and Satire Monologue/Speech-writer -  an Award-Winning Comedy Singer-Songwriter - an Award-Winning Cartoonist & Bookjacket Illustrator  (aka: 'Kitty Pigfish') - and  - a Ventriloquist! 

My Comedy Poems, Monologues, Songs, Cartoons - and Ventriloquism Workshops Are Suitable For Adults - and Over 16s -  and even old wrinkly grown-ups enjoy them very much!


BELOW are a Variety of VIDEO CLIPS of me reciting my poems (and singing one of my comedy songs - acapella!)  - which I hope you'll enjoy!

Also below are a variety of COMMENTS about my Poems - and FEEDBACK about my Live Poetry Readings/Performances.  Just click on my 'POETRY AWARDS' page for details about my Poetry Awards Cartoon-Book Illustration Awards and Singer-Songwriter Awards to date - and click on the 'ABOUT' for MORE Feedback/Comments - and Biographical details.  

On my 'LIVE SHOWS-BOOK!' page are details about the Live Poetry Readings I'm giving over the next year - particularly at 'MERLYNDA'S COMEDY STUDIO' on the Hampshire/West Sussex border - near Petersfield and Midhurst - on the LAST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH.


Comments - Quotes - Feedback:

"Thank You So Much For A Lovely Morning - I COULD HAVE LISTENED TO YOUR VERSES ALL DAY!"

"REALLY DID ENJOY IT And Were Chattering About It On The Way Home."

"Please Keep Us Informed As To When Your New Poetry Book Is Published - We Would Be Very Interested In Reading It!"

"Hope To See You Again!"



"ENJOYED A LOT!  And I’m sure we will make a RETURN VISIT in the Summer!"  

"Thank you again for a FUN TIME." 

“Undoubtedly Fine Pieces!” - BBC Radio 4


“Really Enjoyed Listening to!”  - Classic FM


“Thank you So Much for the Musical Evening.  Everyone Enjoyed It and said IT ADDED SOMETHING SPECIAL to the Party.”

- Baroness Golding, The House of Lords Party


“A Very Big Thank You ... I received Many Compliments from  our Guests and I feel you  really started off what was an Absolutely Perfect Day for Us. Thank You for Setting the Tone.”


The Rainbow-Miller Event at The Elvetham Country Estate