I love Sarah Millican. She’s a very highly regarded British comedian. She has impeccable timing and brilliant delivery, and though her subject matter may not seem to differ much from any other run-of-the-mill stand-up (her boyfriend, her childhood, observations about people on the bus), she always finds something just a bit funnier about those situations than so many of her contemporaries.
I dislike in-your-face comedy, and in another comedian’s hands Sarah’s material could sound abrasive and offensive, but with her cheeky accent and relaxed style, she can get away with saying raunchy things and still look adorable.
Sarah has been performing stand-up for about seven years, and her debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008, Sarah Millican’s Not Nice, won the if.comedy award for Best Newcomer. Her show at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, Chatterbox, earned a nomination for the Main Award.
Sarah has appeared on many panel shows, including Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie to You?, and Have I Got News for You. She has also appeared on Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and Dave’s One Night Stand. Last year, she began a radio show on BBC Radio 4 entitled Sarah Millican’s Support Group.
Here’s her performance at the 2010 MICF Gala:
Here’s a brilliant clip of her on Live at the Apollo last year:
Unrelated, but cool…
Here’s Stonehenge made out of individual Rice Krispies by Brock Davis.