Mike Gunn has a history which is as interesting and entertaining as his comedy. A misspent youth and a series of grim jobs cultivated his cynical outlook on life; and a perverse desire led him to the world of stand up. A self-confessed pessimist, he describes himself as “not a natural choice for a career in laughter”.

Mike Gunn: Comedian

He has a rare ability, walking close to the line of what audiences find acceptable and yet still remain likeable and funny. His reputation for being a bit unfriendly, a touch dark and even morose; is really not true. In real life he’s loving, warm and philanthropic. Just a bit misunderstood.

Live Comedy

In 2014 Mike supported Lee Mack in a massive 50 date tour across the UK, he had previously supported the likes of Jo Brand and Alan Davies; such is his popularity. Mike Gunn headlines at all the top comedy venues in the UK and is rapidly reaching cult status on the circuit. He has performed around the world, taking his talent to: Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia and to Australia at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival; where he also completed a five week sell out season.

First Comic In Kuantan

Mike Gunn had the dubious honour of being the first comic to ever play in Kuantan, East Malaysia; and has entertained the troops in the Falkland Islands. He has also taken two solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival. Mike’s first performance saw him adopt the character of a funeral director; in his show ‘Good Grief’ for which he received rave reviews. His follow up show at the festival, was the provocative show “Uncut”. A departure from straight stand up, this took a comedic look at drug addiction and recovery. In 2012, Mike and his touring partner Sean Collins completed a 35 date sell out UK tour.

TV Comedy & More

Mike’s TV appearances include: Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC1), Celebrity Deal or no Deal (CH 4), Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV), Al Murray’s sitcom ‘Time Gentlemen Please’ (Sky), Soccer AM (Sky 1), The Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Live At Jongleurs (CH5) and The Gas (CH4).

Mike Gunn is a regular on the Sky Poker channel. He has also been a contributor for The Guardian newspaper. He has written for Time Out, The List, The 11 O’clock Show (CH4) and even Match of The Day Magazine.

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