November 29, 1959 
|Partner(s)||Angus Deayton (1991-2015)|
Lise Mayer (born November 29, 1959) is an American-born British television and film writer.
Mayer was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and is best known as a creator and co-writer of the BBC comedy series The Young Ones, alongside Rik Mayall (her then partner) and Ben Elton. She met them both when they were studying drama at Manchester University, where her father, David Mayer, was their tutor.
She has written for such shows as The Last Resort, Paramount City, London Underground, The Fast Show, Saturday Zoo and Casualty, and produced Denis Leary's No Cure For Cancer. She was a writer/ consultant for the film The Borrowers, and co-writer of Suite 16, A Paper Marriage, "The Matchmaker" and "Flushed Away".
Books include Bachelor Boys, The Young Ones Book, People I Have Shot (with ITN cameraman Sebastian Rich), The Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book, Go to Bed (with Jonathan Ross), Amassed Hysteria and In Search of Happiness (with Angus Deayton).
She has a son Isaac with comedian and presenter Angus Deayton, with whom she was in a relationship from 1991-2015. Her sister Cassie Mayer is a talent agent who represents many comedians. Another sister, Catherine Mayer, is Editor at Large at Time magazine.
- Wilmut, Roger (1989). Didn't You Kill My Mother In Law?- the story of alternative comedy in Brtiain from the Comedy Store to Saturday Night Live. UK: Methuen. pp. 98–99. ISBN 0-413-17390-9.
- The Young Ones DVD extras
- Angus Deayton and Lise Mayer split