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Mo Gilligan


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Back with the There’s Mo To Life world tour

BAFTA 2019 nominee, Royal Television Society 2019 winner and National Television Awards 2020 double nominee Mo Gilligan has come a long way since uploading comedy videos to social media channels from the back of a Levi's store in Covent Garden.

Influenced by comedians like Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock, Gilligan - "the funniest man in Britain" (The Times) - burst onto the circuit in 2015 after winning several comedy competitions, including being named a Laughing Horse New Act Of The Year finalist.

In 2017, while becoming a regular at some of the UK’s top comedy venues, he achieved mainstream recognition thanks to Canadian rapper Drake, who quoted Gilligan on his Instagram page.

Gilligan shot to television stardom in 2018 by co-hosting The Big Narstie Show with the famous grime rapper. The Friday night chat, comedy and music programme allowed him to showcase his popular characters – like “Geezer”, the Essex lad who constantly orders his wife to grab him a “coupla cans” – in sketches.

In addition to fronting The Big Narstie Show, in 2019 he also launched his own series, The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan, and created the TV stand-up special Mo Gilligan: Momentum.

His entertainment series, Mo Gilligan’s All Star Happy Hour, debuted in early 2020. Blending humour, celebrity guests and games, it proved so popular Channel 4 commissioned another series.

Gilligan’s high-energy style, charisma and physicality have won him legions of fans not only in the UK but around the world.

Following the success of his first headline comedy outing, the Coupla Cans tour in 2018 and 2019, Mo Gilligan confirmed live shows for late 2021 garnering mo' laughs with the There’s Mo To Life world tour.

In May 2021, he announced the biggest show of his career, Mo Gilligan + Friends – The Black British Takeover, would take over The O2 in London on 8 December 2021.

About the huge new stand-up event, Gilligan said, “I’m really proud of the Black British comedy circuit that I started on. The talent on this scene is exceptional, but all too often ignored by mainstream media, so what better place to showcase the culture than the most famous venue in country? We’re ready to bring the Great British Public a show like you’ve never seen before!”


Mo Gilligan announces the biggest show of his career

Mo Gilligan announces the biggest show of his career

The BAFTA winner is bringin Mo Gilligan + Friends – The Black British Takeover to London's O2 arena on 8 December 2021. Tickets go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 21 May 2021.


Mo Gilligan will be taking his There's Mo To Life tour around the UK from 15 September – 18 December 2021. He's also announced Mo Gilligan + Friends – The Black British Takeover for 8 December 2021. 

In addition to his huge Mo Gilligan + Friends – The Black British Takeover at London’s O2 Arena, he will be taking the There's Mo To Life Tour to the following UK cities:

  • Reading
  • Southampton
  • Cambridge
  • Oxford
  • Leeds
  • Newcastle
  • Glasgow
  • Manchester
  • Cardiff
  • London
  • Brighton
  • Ipswich
  • Bournemouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Birmingham
  • Sheffield

For Mo Gilligan + Friends – The Black British Takeover, he’ll be bringing headline stars from the Black British circuit with him. The line-up will be announced monthly in the lead up to the huge stand-up event.

Tickets for Mo Gilligan + Friends – The Black British Takeover and There's Mo To Life UK tour dates are on sale now. Original tickets remain valid for rescheduled dates.

Mo Gilligan's full name is Mosiah Gilligan, and he's also commonly referred to as “Mo The Comedian”.

Gilligan was born in the South London borough of Lambeth to British parents of St Lucian and Jamaican descent.

Gilligan attended London's Pimlico Academy for a year in 2005. He studied performing arts where his talent for comedy and impressions was first noticed.

His debut Netflix Original stand-up special, Mo Gilligan: Momentum, came out in 2019. It was released in 190 countries and featured material on everything from Gilligan's humble beginnings to the art of dancing at clubs.

Gilligan has an extensive list of TV credits. He has written and appeared in The Big Narstie Show, The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan, Mo Gilligan: Momentum and Mo Gilligan’s All Star Happy Hour.

Mo Gilligan has also made appearances on the following shows:

  • Live At The Apollo
  • The Russell Howard Hour
  • Rob Delaney's Stand Up Central
  • Celebrity Gogglebox
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Reasons To Be Cheerful With Matt Lucas
  • The One Show
  • The Great Celebrity Bake Off For SUTC
  • The Jonathan Ross Show
  • Comedians Watching Football With Friends
  • The Apprentice: You're Fired!

Gilligan has been racking up awards since 2017. Most recently he won the Bafta and Royal Television Society awards in 2020 for Best Entertainment Performance.

Gilligan has also received the following nominations:

  • Bafta 2021 – Best Entertainment Programme nominee
  • Bafta 2019 – Best Entertainment Show nominee
  • National Television Awards 2020 – TV Presenter Of The Year nominee
  • National Television Awards 2020 – The Bruce Forsyth Entertainment Award nominee
  • Royal Television Society 2019 – Best Breakthrough nominee
  • Edinburgh TV Awards 2019 – Best Newcomer nominee