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Social media comedy sensation Mo Gilligan adds extra Norwich date

PUBLISHED: 14:52 26 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:53 22 May 2018

Mo Gilligan - aka Mo The Comedian - coming to Norwich. Photo: Steve Ullathorne

Mo Gilligan - aka Mo The Comedian - coming to Norwich. Photo: Steve Ullathorne

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He’s mates with Stormzy, had superstar Drake quote his catchphrases, and is getting his own Channel 4 show, now online sketch comedy sensation Mo Gilligan is heading to Norwich for two shows.

Mo Gilligan - aka Mo The Comedian - coming to Norwich. Photo: Steve UllathorneMo Gilligan - aka Mo The Comedian - coming to Norwich. Photo: Steve Ullathorne

London comic Mo Gilligan enjoyed a huge 2017 going from selling jeans in a shop to rubbing shoulders with the stars thanks to his online comedy creations.

With his high-energy style, he is one of the UK’s fastest rising social media stars with an online reach running into multiple millions. Combining music with perfectly pitched observational comedy, his sketches regularly go viral.

And he has managed to transfer his character comedy transfer smoothly from social media to the comedy club. The 2017 leg of his Coupla Cans Tour was a big success, selling out 22 nights at London’s Leicester Square theatre.

Now the online sensation is back out on tour by popular demand and heading to Norwich Playhouse, adding an extra date on May 29 to his original date on May 31.

His comedy has won him some high profile followers. He appeared as a brand ambassador for Adidas alongside Stormzy, sent Instagram into a meltdown when international superstar Drake quoted one of his catchphrases, and hosted Tinie Tempah’s Ibiza closing party performing to over 10,000 people.

Gilligan, also known as Mo The Comedian, has just shot a pilot for his own comedy show on Channel 4 featuring his well-known characters, music and special guests.

He said: “I grew up watching Channel 4, walking past the building every day on my way to school. So it’s nuts to try and get my head around the fact that I’m now making a show with them!”

• Mo Gilligan is at Norwich Playhouse on May 29/31, 8pm, £15, 01603 598598, norwichplayhouse.co.uk

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