Mike Milligan 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 Milligan: Comedian
He 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.
Mike Milligan: Speaker
He works regularly as an after dinner speaker and 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.
TV & Radio Work
Mike has written and performed for TV and radio, including; Spender, Byker Grove, Catherine Cookson dramas, Justice for Gemma (Granada), BBC’s Ross King Show, Radio 4’s Afternoon Shift and Weekending, The Paddy Kielty Show, Danni’s Dares (C4), Running Jokes (Yorkshire TV), Bundy’s rum. TV campaign (Australia) and It’s Funny up North (ITV 3).
Voice Of Sid The Sexist
He provided the voice over for Viz Comic’s highly successful Sid the Sexist DVD; as well as performing his character live in concert at Newcastle City Hall. Mike continues to work regular resort gigs in Turkey, Crete and Egypt.
“Top northern stand up” Sunday Times Culture Magazine
“A name to watch out for.” Daily Telegraph
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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 Milligan
Mike is a genuinely funny guy
Mike is a genuinely funny guy who is guaranteed to make sure the night ends on a high
Sharp and witty
Sharp and witty, a great mix of material, delivery and audience interaction.
Razor sharp Geordie wit
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.