Newcastle-born comedian, Mike Milligan, returns from his international success to perform a hilarious set at The Stand in Newcastle this month.
Milligan returns to The Stand with his new set ‘Shearer Shared Me Pram’ in which he’ll be talking about being brought up in a northern family.
The set will reference many aspects of a Northern childhood including the Dunston ‘Rocket’ block of flats made famous in the eighties crisps commercial, his early political dealings asking questions such as: “why can’t me grandma be the queen?”, searching for Pegasus in a council estate, learning when it’s okay to wear socks in the garden, how his grandad was a latter-day philosopher and how he did share a pram with Shearer.
Retired England and Newcastle United (NUFC) footballer, Alan Shearer, won Football Writers Association Player of the year (1994) and PFA Player of the year award (1995)…he was also named by Pele in the FIFA 100 list of the World’s Greatest Living Players (2004). The NUFC and the Premier League’s record goalscorer grew up in Gosforth in Newcastle near to Milligan’s hometown.
“The set will reference many aspects of a Northern childhood”
Both Geordies have been successful in their individual professions with the comedian experiencing great success including a sell-out show, ‘Selfhelplessness’, at Jesterval Comedy Festival.
Milligan has written and performed for both TV and radio for many iconic shows including ‘Byker Grove’, ‘It’s Funny up North’ (ITV3) and he also created a Premiership football match promotion trailer for ESPN.
The local comedian has also appeared in Ken Loach’s award-winning movie, ‘I Daniel Blake’, when he also starred in the ‘best deleted scenes’, has taken his memorable Viz Comic character ‘Sid the sexist’ on tour, and he also writes a popular weekly column in the Evening Chronicle.
Mike Milligan will appear at The Stand in Newcastle on Monday 25th June. Tickets for the ‘Shearer Shared Me Pram’ show, priced at £8.00 in advance, are available from thestand.co.uk.