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Sarah Millican: Thoroughly Modern Millican Live

Sarah Millican: Thoroughly Modern Millican Live

  • TV stand-up
  • Channel 4
  • 2013
  • 1 episode

TV broadcast of Sarah Millican's hit 2012 live stand-up DVD, recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo. Stars Sarah Millican.

Press clippings

The charming, astute yet pleasingly mucky standup performs at the Hammersmith Apollo during her extensive 2012 UK tour. One minute she'll be picking apart the humdrum and commonplace, then she'll suddenly switch to expertly acting out the practicalities of taking part in an orgy. At one point she makes a jug of custard at a carvery seem the height of eroticism. She's the ideal combination or warmth and wit, who wields her secret weapon (unexpected filth) with great skill.

Julia Raeside, The Guardian, 31st May 2013

Comfortably positioned in a post-watershed slot, homely Sarah Millican's performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo is almost allowed full rein as the comedy equivalent of a harlot in saint's clothing lets rip in front of an audience. Don't let the butter-wouldn't-melt look fool you - if you're fretting about how to navigate your way through an orgy, Millican's on hand with some expert advice. Who'd have thought?

Stacey McIntosh, Metro, 31st May 2013

RT columnist and recent Bafta nominee Sarah Millican really knows how to prey on our deepest fears as she mines through to the heart of what humanity is all about. No, not really, she's just a good laugh. She unplugs her toaster at night because she worries that it might "toast the air" and is constantly engaged in a wordless battle with exercise equipment in this film of her hugely successful stage show.

The gags are delivered with Millican's patented sly warmth so even the mucky bits can't possibly offend. As always, Millican is the naughty auntie you always wished for.

Alison Graham, Radio Times, 31st May 2013

The latest comedian to try their hand at hosting a chat show with mixed success, Sarah Millican is back in her element for this 2011 show recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo and re-edited for TV from the DVD release.

It's fair to say the stand-up circuit isn't short on observational comedy, but Millican can usually be relied upon to use her blowsy delivery to smuggle through some genuine filth, whether she's discussing how to make a homemade treadmill or the practicalities of having an orgy.

It's largely relaxed, optimistic and unchallenging fare: if you're one of those who made her the best-selling female comedian ever by buying her debut DVD, then you'll know exactly what to expect and won't be disappointed.

Gabriel Tate, Time Out, 31st May 2013

Sarah Millican became Britain's best-selling female comedian ever with her debut DVD.

This is a TV-edited version of her second DVD, recorded at London's Hammersmith Apollo during her last national tour. Spending an hour in her company feels as comfortable as a pair of comedy slippers.

As one of the few Loose Women panellists you wouldn't be afraid to meet in a dark alley, Millican's unique selling point is her very ordinariness and she has the audience eating out of the palm of her hand with her down-to-earth observations, self-deprecating humour and rudeness diluted through that Geordie accent.

Part of Millican's act sees her dividing people into either thrill-seeking bumper cars or safe and sensible dodgems, like herself. She claims that just starting a new tea towel is excitement enough.

Such is her success, she could afford a new tea towel every day if she wanted, of course. Would her heart be able to take it?

Jane Simon, The Mirror, 31st May 2013

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