‘May just make your day.’ –The Scotsman
Mel Byron is middle-aged and an ex-middle manager. The only way she can be ex-middle-aged is by getting older, and maybe even more baffled than she is right now. Mel returned to comedy in November 2016 after a very long break. How long? More than 20 years! All that time doing ‘proper’ jobs! Her comedy is a skewed look at today’s life from someone who remembers when people read books, not devices, and you had to walk across the room to change the TV channel.
Mel took her first show to Edinburgh in 2017. Karoshi is a comic look at how work is killing us all, based on too many ‘proper’ jobs. It has since travelled to the Brighton Fringe, Hastings Comedy Fringe, Crouch End Festival and will be at Greater Manchester Fringe, Also Festival and Camden Fringe in summer 2019.
When not railing against horrible bosses and performance appraisals, Mel spends a lot of her time watching very old films. What better topic for her second full-length show?. Old Movies Saved My Life debuted in Edinburgh in 2018, and has been seen at Brighton Fringe, Crouch End Festival, Also Festival and will be touring in late 2019.
Based in London, Mel has performed stand-up all over the UK, from Brighton to Burton-upon-Trent , and from Northampton to Truro. She is an experienced MC and has hosted many nights for, among others, Funny Women and Much Laughter.
‘Simply Superb’ – Treehouse Comedy.