Lynn Ruth Miller – Currently the oldest performing stand up female comedian on both sides of the Atlantic
Dubbed the new Joan Rivers of Fringe Comedy at The Edinburgh International Fringe.
She is a regular at the San Francisco Punchline, The Stand in Scotland and The International in Dublin and is now chomping at the bit ready now to do her storytelling, cabaret and standup comedy throughout the world to prove that her aging has been amazing.
At 83, Lynn Ruth Miller is still going strong.
She started her comedy career at 71. She made it to Las Vegas in America’s Got Talent, 2008, won People’s Choice in 2009 Branson Comedy Festival, the finals in Bill Word’s Funniest Female Contest 2009 and semi-finals in the SF International Comedy Competition, the top 100 in Britain’s Got Talent and won both nights of the Texas Burlesque Festival without taking off anything that matters.
She was the 2013 TO&ST winner for GRANNY’S GONE WILD: best cabaret Edinburgh Fringe. That show was performed at the Soho Theatre in London in March 2014. In August, she performed her fourth solo show NOT DEAD YET a compilation of stories and songs about her life, directed by Sarah Louise Young with songs written by Young and Michael Roulston to 4 and 5 star reviews.
Born in Toledo, Ohio Lynn earned two Master’s Degrees with honors, one in Creative Arts for Children at the University of Toledo, and the other, a Master of Arts degree in Communications from Stanford University. She has done post-graduate work at Indiana University, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and San Francisco State.
When she was 27 created and starred she starred in her own CBS television show, THE LITTLE PLAYHOUSE. When she reached the mid century she landed in Pacifica, CA just outside of San Francisco and began a regular column in the Pacifica Tribune Thoughts While Walking the Dog that she eventually gathered into a book in 1991. It became such a success that a second collection was released: More Thoughts While Walking the Dog. Her autobiographical novel, also 1991 Starving Hearts sold over 6.000 copies and still sells today on Amazon.
Her book The Late Bloomer was published in 2005. She created 3 three one woman shows based on those columns (FAREWELL TO THE TOOTH FAIRY etc.)and als performs 5 star cabarets, ALZHEIMER’S, ALZHEIMER’S CHA, CHA, CHA and AGING IS AMAZING throughout the world to standing ovations and rave reviews.
She performs stand-up comedy internationally. She is a fixture at both the Brighton Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival . She hosted two television shows on Pacifica’s public access TV station, CH 26: WHAT’S HOT BETWEEN THE COVERS (an interview program) and PAINT WITH LYNN (a hands on art program) until 2014 when she decided to cross the ocean and take up residence in Brighton.
She is available for private parties as well as corporate and public events.
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