Cockney comedian Micky Flanagan goes from strength to strength. Aided by strong showings on various TV comedy panel shows, the popular Londoner recently earned an eleven-date residency at London's Garrick Theatre in the autumn.
With a 2010 four-part Radio 4 series under his belt, a 60-date national tour that sold out most nights and some of the Garrick dates already full, the 'Cockney Geezer' and Mock The Week regular finds himself and his razor-sharp observational wit very much in demand.
Yet the Whitechapel-born comic was a latecomer to comedy, not taking to the stage until he was into his thirties. Long before that, having left school at 15, he worked in London's legendary Billingsgate Fish Market, eventually going to university aged 29.
The fish-market-barrow-boy-made-good Cockney parable was complete when his stand-up career took off around five years ago and, in 2007, he was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
The Garrick residency starts on Monday 26th September and runs until Saturday 8th October. Tickets are available now for most dates, priced at £23.50 for Monday-Thursday, £26 for Fridays and £28.50 for Saturday nights.
The 'Out Out' tour continues in Brighton on 20th October, taking in Edinburgh, Ipswich, Belfast, Reading, Dublin, Wimbledon and more, before the final announced date in Northampton on 14th November. His London residency has also just been extended by a further six dates, taking him to 15th October.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 1st July at 9AM for some, 10AM for others, priced around £18.