Mike Milligan: On yer Bike Mike - Giz a Job - Available For Work Since The Eighties

Date:Monday 29th April 2019


Doors Open:19:00

Show Begins:20:30

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Following on the success his 2018 show, ‘Shearer Shared me Pram’ ‘a must see...’ Evening chronicle North East Comedy veteran and Stand regular Mike Milligan, is back again with his new offering - ‘On your bike Mike - Giz a Job  - Available For Work Since the Eighties!’

With a title quoting iconic Eighties sound bites about employment, Mike provides an hour of laughter and radgie-gadgie social commentary, tracing his three decades of adventure and mishap in (and out) of the world of work.

We follow his progress from the unwritten etiquette of signing on the dole, to the absurdities involved in being a Thatcher era Tampon sales rep. He reveals his tribulations as an inner city primary teacher and exposes his time as a hapless shop assistant . 

We meet Mike the reluctant soldier, who is more of a danger to Britain than the hordes of the Red Army he is training to face. 

His recounted experiences in the world of acting will include getting kicked off Byker Grove, singing whilst standing in Speedos on Redcar beach in January and being the best deleted scene in the ‘I, Daniel Blake’ movie! Moreover, Mike shares with us the highs and lows of decades as a hardworking stand-up comic, which round off a rich mine of memories and poignant hilarity that constitute this honest and heartfelt show. 

‘Mike has an ‘every man’ touch that hits the funny gag after gag’ Steffan Peddie Radio Newcastle 

‘Chronicle columnist Mike Milligan had the audience rolling with laughter with his hilarious account of growing up on Tyneside in the seventies. His original one-man show Shearer shared me Pram is a must see...’ Evening Chronicle 

‘His new show was as fresh as new paint. I think it’s the best work and most personal show he has ever done!’  Alfie Joey BBC Radio Newcastle 

Mike has written and performed for TV and radio, including; Spender, Byker Grove, Catherine Cookson dramas, Justice for Gemma (Granada), B.B.C’s Ross King Show, Radio 4’s Afternoon Shift and Weekending, The Paddy Kielty Show, Danni’s Dares (Ch.4), Running Jokes (Yorkshire T.V), Bundy’s rum TV campaign (Australia), It’s Funny up North (I.T.V 3), Premiership football Promo trailer {ESPN.) Mike appeared in Ken Loach’s award winning movie ‘I, Daniel Blake’ as well as ITV’s latest series of ‘Vera’. Mike also features in the forthcoming Ken Loach movie ‘Sorry we missed you.’ 

‘It’s hard not to feel completely awesome about comedy watching Mike on stage having fun’ The Crack Magazine 

‘Top northern stand up’ Sunday Times Culture Magazine

‘You’ll have a great time’ **** Scotsman

‘Cracking paced show won the audience over with quality gags and observations. Hecklers were gleefully seized upon.’ The Journal

‘A name to watch out for’ Daily Telegraph

‘Snappy, sharp and packed full of belly laughs, Mike Milligan stole the show’ Edinburgh Evening News

Duration 100mins 

Hot food available in the club from when doors open until 10mins before show start. Click here to download a menu 

The Stand’s Bar and Kitchen is also open Monday - Friday 6pm - Late (show nights only) and Saturday - Sunday 12pm - Late.

Food service runs Mon-Fri 6pm – 9pm, Sat 12pm – 9pm, Sun – 12pm – 8pm (Sunday Lunch served until 4pm). Click here to download a menu

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