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.
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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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews of Mike Gunn
Mike Gunn will make you die laughing.
Piercingly funny… Fiendishly funny as dry as a dead mans bones.
Mike was absolutely brilliant!! Thank you so much for all your help and can you pass on my thanks to Mike he made the night.