Mike is an established act, with many years experience on the national and international comedy circuit; including the Comedy Store as a regular compere and headliner. He also works overseas entertaining the armed services for the highly regarded C.S.E. organisation.
Mike is also a resident compere at Newcastle’s Hyena Comedy Cafe, which was acclaimed as ‘One of the top ten comedy clubs in the country’ – Daily Telegraph.
He works regularly as an after dinner speaker & entertainer; providing a successful blend of material, delivery and audience interaction that can be tailored to meet the needs of most events or clients.
As a sporting dinner entertainer, Mike has worked with Rory Underwood, Mick Quinn, Jan Molby, Geoff Winter, John Beresford, Steve Howie, Bruce Grobbelaar, Alan Kennedy, Norman Whiteside, Duncan McKenzie, Dave Watson and Arthur Albiston.
Mike also recently hosted a celebrity snooker match between national champions John Higgins and Graeme Dott.
Mike has written and performed for TV and radio, including; Spender, Byker Grove, Catherine Cookson dramas, Justice for Gemma (Granada), B.B.C’s Ross King Show, Radio 4’s Afternoon Shift and Weekending, The Paddy Kielty Show, Danni’s Dares (Ch.4), Running Jokes (Yorkshire T.V), Bundy’s rum. TV campaign (Australia)
and It’s Funny up North (I.T.V 3).
He provided the voiceover for Viz Comic’s highly successful Sid the Sexist DVD, as well as performing his character live in concert at Newcastle City Hall.
He contunues to work regular resort gigs in Turkey, Crete and Egypt
Top northern stand up ” Sunday Times Culture Magazine
“mike milligan ****; you’ll have a great time” – The scotsman
“Cracking paced show won the audience over with quality gags and observations. hecklers were gleefully seized upon.” – The Journal
“A name to watch out for.” – Daily Telegraph
“For me the highlight of the night was his hilarious, lengthy, and vitriolic diatribe directed at chavs; or to use the colloquial, charvers -Purely belter!” – The Northern Echo
“He has one of the quickest comedy brains on the circuit, so any potential hecklers should be warned – be good or be bettered.” – Evening Gazette
“Headliner for the night was Mike Milligan, a comedian who has honed his mirth making skills to a high degree” – What’s 0n? Magazine
“Compere Mike Milligan did a superb job warming up the audience and skilfully brought the second half to an effective crescendo with his cheeky style.” – Nottingham Evening Post
“Mike Milligan, born and bred a Geordie, is proud of his northern roots. Biting wit and razor sharp social commentary, coupled with strong performance skills, make Mike one of the best comedians to come out of Tyne and Wear”. – Evening Chronicle
“Geordie laughter merchant Mike Milligan’s set raised hysterical fits of glee.” – York Press
“During his one man show he provided an abundance of laughs through cleverly observed material. Another winning trick was the more he engaged with the punters, the more incisive and impressive his observations became.” – Go magazine (Glasgow)
“This is one of my favourite acts on the circuit at the moment. He’s a really funny guy from the North east, so spot on with all his material and truly gifted at dealing with hecklers. One of the north’s finest.” Chortle- the U.K comedy Guide
“We bid a welcome return for the razor sharp Geordie wit to our theatre. Mike has a fine set built up over 10 years at the top level of comedy.” U.K Theatre Web
“Sharp and witty, a great mix of material, delivery and audience interaction.” Dublin Events
“Mike is a genuinely funny guy who is guaranteed to make sure the night ends on a high” The Gazzette online
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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.
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