Since winning the 2008 if.comedy Best Newcomer Award for her debut solo show Sarah Millican’s ‘Not Nice’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sarah has fast established herself as a household name. In 2012 was nominated for The People’s Choice: Queen of Comedy at The British Comedy Awards a second time and after winning the same award in 2011. In addition, she has been nominated for the 2012 British Comedy Awards Best Female TV Comic for a third time.
On top of all these awards and nominations Sarah‘s debut DVD Chatterbox Live! is the biggest selling stand-up DVD by a female comedian of all time, shifting over 150,000 units in the first five weeks of release alone. Sarah’s new DVD Thoroughly Modern Millican Live, released in November 2012, was one of the biggest selling stand-up comedy DVD’s of 2012 and entered the live comedy DVD top 10 chart on its first day of release.
A consummate live performer, she has notched up countless appearances on top comedy shows including QI, Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Big Fat Quiz, Live at the Apollo, The Jonathan Ross Show and as a headliner on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Sarah’s very own six part series, The Sarah Millican Television Programme, which combined stand-up inspired by what she has seen on TV as well as unique interviews with some of her favourite TV stars, aired on BBC2 in March and April 2012.
A second series, (which followed a Christmas Special in December 2012) broadcast this January and notched up an incredible 2.4 million viewers in its first episode. In December 2010 Sarah appeared at The Royal Variety Performance performing stand-up to Princes Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Palladium Theatre.
Sarah has featured as a regular on the Radio 5 Live’s 7 Day Sunday and two series of her self-penned Sarah Millican’s Support Group have aired on Radio 4. In June 2012 Sarah began writing her very own column for national magazine the Radio Times.
After two critically acclaimed, sell out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2008/9, Sarah returned to Edinburgh in August 2010 with a brand new show, Chatterbox. An unqualified success, Sarah capped the brilliant sell out-run with a nomination for the much sought-after Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award, affirming her status as one of the most exciting comics in the country.
In the autumn of 2010 she embarked on her first national tour, also named Chatterbox which completely sold out and in March 2011 announced her second national tour, Thoroughly Modern Millican which sold over 190,000 tickets. The tour proved exceptionally popular with extra dates added up and down the country and an unprecedented 13 sold out nights at the Newcastle Tyne Theatre. Autumn 2013 will see Sarah embark on her third national tour: Sarah Millican: Home Bird.
- Nominee: The People’s Choice Award: King or Queen of Comedy 2012
- Nominee: Best Female TV Comic, The British Comedy Awards 2012
- Winner: The People’s Choice Award: King or Queen of Comedy, The British Comedy Awards 2011
- Nominee: Best Female TV Comic, The British Comedy Awards 2011
- Nominee: Best Female TV Comic, The British Comedy Awards 2010
- Nominee: Best Female Comedy Breakthrough Artist, The British Comedy Awards 2010
- Nominee: Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010
- Winner: Chortle Awards Best Headliner 2010
- Nominee: Barry Award, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2009
- Winner: Chortle Awards Breakthrough Act 2009
- Winner: if. Comedy Best Newcomer 2008
- Winner: Best Breakthrough act, North-West Comedy Awards 2006
- Nominee: Chortle Awards Best Newcomer 2006
- Winner: Amused Moose Comedy Awards 2005
- Runner Up: BBC New Comedy Awards 2005
- Runner Up: So You Think You’re Funny 2005
- Runner Up: Funny Women 2005
Sarah Millican is never less than belly-laugh hilarious – The Mirror
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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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