Sarah Millican
English comedian
Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican is an English stand-up comedian. Millican won the if. comedy award for Best Newcomer at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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BBC chief: no more comedy shows with all-male panels
Guardian (UK) - about 3 years
Corporation is acting on recommendations by the Trust to boost female presence on screen Danny Cohen, head of the BBC's television output, has promised viewers that the corporation will not make any more all-male comedy panel shows. Following recommendations made by the BBC Trust last year, Cohen has underlined his determination to see women appearing in the habitually macho environment of panel shows such as QI and Mock the Week. Talking to the Observer about his plans for better representing his audiences on screen, Cohen said: "We're not going to have any more panel shows with no women on them. It's not acceptable." Cohen, who ran BBC1 until last spring and before that was the controller of digital channel BBC3, also said he had work to do to make sure there are more older women featuring in the corporation's television programmes. "We are getting better," he said, pointing to the high-profile example of historian Mary Beard. "But we need to do more." A BBC spokesman said that ...
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Feminist wins Edinburgh comedy award with show poking fun at sexism
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Bridget Christie takes Foster's standup prize – the UK's most prestigious – with 'beautifully written, delightfully delivered' work It was a stand-out moment for female standups. The feminist Bridget Christie won this year's Foster's Edinburgh comedy award, the most prestigious prize in British comedy. Christie secured the annual £10,000 prize for her show A Bic for Her, which takes aim at everyday sexism, chauvinist sports commentators and the prominence of lads' mags on newsagents' shelves. The prize was awarded by Steve Coogan, a former winner in Edinburgh, and the American clown Doctor Brown, who won last year. Other winners of the prize – formerly known as the Perrier Award – include Frank Skinner, the League of Gentlemen and Daniel Kitson. Nica Burns, the West End theatre producer who runs the awards, described Christie's show as "beautifully written, delightfully delivered. Whilst high on the laughter count, [this] show about feminism also gives us something to think about. ...
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Why the joke's on the husband who dumped Sarah Millican - the £2.5million new queen of comedy
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
Being dumped by former husband Andrew at the age of 29 inspired the comedian to start honing her stand-up skills.
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Entertainment venue loses £800,000 in three years
Yorkshire Post - almost 5 years
One of the East Coast’s premier arts and entertainments venues made losses totalling more than £800,000 in the past three years. Figures show that Bridlington Spa, which reopened to the public in May 2008 after a £19.5m revamp, needed a taxpayer-funded subsidy of £416,087 in the first full financial year after reopening. That fell to £214,751 last year. Up to the end of February, this financial year, it made a loss of £204,940, despite sell-out concerts by performers including Jessie J, John Barrowman and Jason Manford. East Riding Council says it wants the venue – which hosts the Yorkshire International Business Convention and the British Open Darts Championships – to eventually be self-financing. The Spa was among the most visited cultural venues in the East Riding last year with more than 300,000 visitors, boosting the local economy by an estimated £12m. Nigel Leighton, director of environment and neighbourhood services, said: “Since The Spa Bridlington’s refurbishment, the c ...
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Sarah Millican returning to BBC2
Broadcast - almost 5 years
BBC2 has ordered a second series of comedy chat show The Sarah Millican Television Programme.
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How divorce turned a shy Sarah Millican into this funny woman
Daily News and Analysis - about 5 years
After the end of her marriage, <a class="fplink fp-684839" href="/Sarah+Millican+1">Sarah Millican</a> left her job and found a talent for bawdy jokes that has led to her own TV show, says Mark Monahan
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Funny girl: Sarah Millican on comedy, money and marriage
The Independent - about 5 years
Heard the one about the grumpy comedian with a big bank account? That's not the set-up for a one-line gag, but the exact wording of a recent newspaper headline concerning <a class="fplink fp-684839" href="/Sarah+Millican+1">Sarah Millican</a>. The report told of the Geordie comic's contretemps with a fan who had filmed part of Millican's gig in Wolverhampton, and then visited Millican's Facebook page to inform her of this fact. Millican apparently accused the fan of theft and "disrespect", whereupon the fan's husband waded in to reprimand the comic for making a big deal out of nothing.
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Sarah Millican: Gossip girl
The Independent - over 5 years
Devotees of <a class="fplink fp-684839" href="/sarah+millican">Sarah Millican</a> are familiar with a certain gesture she employs at emotional moments in her stand-up act. Related Stories <a class="fplink fp-708782" href="/tamara+ecclestone">Tamara Ecclestone</a>: 'Dad wants me to enjoy my money' My Secret Life: <a class="fplink fp-237630" href="/robert+vaughn">Robert Vaughn</a>, actor, 79
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Sarah Millican, Hammersmith Apollo - review
London Evening Standard - over 5 years
While many women are making inroads into mainstream UK stand-up, major-league comedy still feels like a man's game. The woman most likely to smash that testosterone barrier is <a class="fplink fp-684839" href="/sarah+millican">Sarah Millican</a>
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Doing something write - Chortle
Google News - over 5 years
The radio category is being contested by Cabin Pressure, written by John Finnemore; Fags, Mags and Bags by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary and Sarah Millican&#39;s Support Group, written by Millican herself. It is the third time in as many series that
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Watch Sarah Millican at Dublin's Vicar Street - LateRooms.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Critically acclaimed comedienne Sarah Millican is heading to Dublin in mid-October for a gig at the city&#39;s Vicar Street venue. The stand-up rose to prominence after picking up the if.comedy award for best newcomer at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
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Autumn treats on offer at Poole Lighthouse - Hampshire Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
There&#39;s also plenty of comedy with another brilliant line-up of top stand-ups including Jimmy Carr, Shappi Khorsandi, Jo Caulfield and Sarah Millican. Award-winning dancer and choreographer Shaun Parker from Australia visits this month with the
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So what makes South Tynesiders so funny? - Shields Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Sarah Millican and Chris Ramsey, both from South Shields, are storming ahead at this year&#39;s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the UK&#39;s biggest comedy festival. Millican, 36, has seen one of her gags named No6 in the top 10 funniest jokes from the festival
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Tom Allen's Afternoon Tea Edinburgh Fringe Review - Such Small Portions
Google News - over 5 years
First guest Sarah Millican was always going to be an easy win for Allen, but the appearance – which ended up running well over the average guest slot – was a masterclass in how to entertain a room while chatting about nothing
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Comedy trio feel Fringe benefits - Shields Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Chris Ramsey has made the shortlist of the Foster&#39;s Comedy Awards, a gag from Sarah Millican has been rated one of the best of the festival, and a newcomer is making a name for herself. Nicola Mantalios-Lovett, from Jarrow,
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Merchant helps resurrect Southport comedy festival - Builders' Merchants News
Google News - over 5 years
Sixteen shows will play at seven venues, running from Thursday, October 20, to Sunday, October 30, with comedy heavyweights Sarah Millican and Ed Byrne among those heading to town. Mr Riley, festival director, said: &quot;Sadly this year&#39;s festival lost its
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Sarah Millican and Ed Byrne head to town for Southport Comedy Week - Southport Visiter
Google News - over 5 years
Running from Thursday, October 20 to Sunday, October 30, comedy heavyweights including Sarah Millican and Ed Byrne will be among those visiting the resort. Shows will be held at Southport Theatre, the Fox and Goose, Bar Humbug, Premier Bowl, Leo&#39;s Bar,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sarah Millican
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 39
    In May 2015 it was announced that Millican would be made the eighth "curator" of The Museum of Curiosity, co-presenting the eighth series of the BBC Radio 4 comedy series.
    More Details Hide Details After her husband Andrew Millican left her unexpectedly in 2004, Millican found solace in attending writing workshops in local theatres, such as at Newcastle's Live Theatre and the Custom House, South Shields.
    Millican also appeared on the Comic Relief 2015: Face the Funny Tv Programme, broadcast on Friday 13 March 2015, Where she was a host for the BBC Comic Relief show.
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  • 2013
    Age 37
    In February 2013 Millican was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.
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    In February 2013 she was listed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Radio 4's Woman's Hour.
    More Details Hide Details Millican was born and brought up in South Shields, England, the daughter of Valerie Prince and Philip D. King who was a mining electrician. She attended Mortimer Comprehensive School, later to become Mortimer Community College, South Shields and then worked as a civil servant at a job centre until the age of 29.
    In December 2013 she married fellow stand-up comic Gary Delaney.
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    Millican was nominated for 2013 and 2014 BAFTA Entertainment Performance awards for her work in The Sarah Millican Television Programme.
    More Details Hide Details Millican appeared in a celebrity episode of Deal or No Deal broadcast on 29 April 2012, where she won £20,000 for charity. Unfortunately, she had £100,000 in her box.
    On 15 January 2013, she began presenting a second series of The Sarah Millican Television Programme.
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    In early January 2013, she appeared for a couple of nights on The One Show.
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  • 2012
    Age 36
    In November 2012, she released a follow up live DVD, Thoroughly Modern Millican.
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    Millican's stand-up show, The Sarah Millican Television Programme, was first broadcast on 8 March 2012 on BBC Two.
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  • 2011
    Age 35
    In December 2011, she voiced three Viz Comedy Blaps alongside Steve Coogan, Simon Greenall and Gavin Webster for Channel 4.
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    A live DVD of her Chatterbox tour was released in November 2011 by Channel 4.
    More Details Hide Details The Chatterbox DVD went on to break an all-time record in sales for a female stand-up comedian selling 172,000 copies in just over one month.
    Also in 2011, Millican became a panellist on the ITV programme Marriage Ref and joined the panel on ITV daytime chat show Loose Women, leaving the series in August.
    More Details Hide Details She was also a guest on several other panel and chat shows.
    A second series debuted on BBC Radio 4 Extra on 2 May 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 34
    Her radio series, Sarah Millican's Support Group, began broadcasting on 18 February 2010 on BBC Radio 4.
    More Details Hide Details The format is that studio audience members are encouraged to share problems with her agony aunt character for her to offer tips "in the same way as the busybody at the end of your street who knows everything and dishes out advice whether you want to hear it or not does". Some problems are scripted, the roles being played by guest actors, while others come from real people in the audience, to allow Sarah to improvise. Audience member problems have included "My boyfriend prefers his Blackberry to me". A pair of "therapists", also played by actors, feature in each week's show and provide scripted and improvised responses to all the "problems".
    The first episode aired in January 2010; she and Addison left the show on 27 February 2011.
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    She provided vocal work to the BBC's natural history footage for Walk on the Wild Side, alongside fellow comics Rhod Gilbert, Jon Richardson, Isy Suttie and Gavin Webster. She appeared on Live at the Apollo on 11 December 2009, and headlined Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, recorded at the Empire Theatre, Sunderland on 15 August 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Millican also headlined the fourth episode of Dave's One Night Stand.
    She was featured in the Manchester edition of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, which was broadcast in June 2009, made an appearance on the third episode of David Mitchell's panel show The Bubble in March 2010, and has been a guest on six episodes of Frank Skinner's Opinionated.
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    In spring 2009 she began previewing her second Edinburgh show, attracting enthusiastic reviews for her material on the battle of the sexes.
    More Details Hide Details Many reviewers commented on her 'blue' material. Her third show, Chatterbox, was hosted by the Stand Comedy Club during Fringe 2010. The show was nominated for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award, losing to Russell Kane. Millican has appeared as a panellist on 8 out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, You Have Been Watching, Would I Lie to You? QI and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and as a performer at the The Secret Policeman's Ball 2008 and on 4 Stands Up.
  • 2008
    Age 32
    Millican's debut Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Sarah Millican's Not Nice, inspired by her divorce, won the if.comedy award for Best Newcomer in 2008.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 21
    She was married on 5 November 1997 but divorced in 2004 and moved back in with her parents for two and a half years.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on May 29, 1975.
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