Sarah Millican

Sarah Millican is an award-winning stand-up comedian and writer.

Sarah is one of the foremost touring comedians in the UK. Her current show, Late Bloomer, is her biggest to date, performing in arenas and worldwide. Her previous tour show, Bobby Dazzler, was seen by over 300,000 people in sixteen countries. 

Sarah has embarked on numerous sell-out tours in the UK and beyond. Her first 3 Edinburgh fringe runs, Sarah Millican’s Not Nice, Sarah Millican: Typical Woman and Chatterbox were critically acclaimed with the latter earning a nomination for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award. When she took Chatterbox on her first national tour, it completely sold out. Her second tour, Thoroughly Modern Millican, sold over 190,000 tickets, including 13 sold out nights at the Newcastle Tyne Theatre. Sarah’s next tours Home Bird and Outsider again completely sold out. Sarah’s fifth tour, Control Enthusiast, also sold out its performances across the UK and Ireland in 2019, before heading out internationally in 2019. 

Sarah is a regular on top comedy TV shows including QI, Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Big Fat Quiz, Live at the Apollo, I Literally Just Told You, Mock the Week,The Wheel, Extra Slice. She can also be seen as a contestant on season 14 of Taskmaster, and on The Royal Variety Performance, on which she appeared twice. Sarah’s own series, The Sarah Millican Television Programme, earned Sarah two BAFTA nominations for Best Entertainment Performance. 

Sarah’s stand-up specials have been a huge success. Sarah‘s debut DVD, Chatterbox Live!, is the biggest selling stand-up DVD by a female comedian of all time. Sarah’s second DVD, Thoroughly Modern Millican Live, was one of the biggest selling stand-up comedy DVDs of that year, entering the live comedy DVD top 10 chart on its first day of release. Her third DVD, Sarah Millican: Homebird, was also a bestseller. Sarah Millican: Outsider went straight to number one in the sales chart upon release and Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast hit the charts in 2018. In 2023, Sarah released her most recent special, Bobby Dazzler.

Sarah has a long list of podcast and radio work. She has guested on RHLSTP, Off Menu, The Guilty Feminist, Desert Island Discs, Book of the Week and Wilosophy with Wil Anderson, to name a few. She has also written and performed her own Radio 4 show, Sarah Millican’s Support Group for Radio 4. She launched the Standard Issue podcast and devised and hosted BBC Radio 4 panel show Elephant in the Room.

Sarah is a hugely successful author. Her debut book ‘How to be a Champion’, which is ‘part autobiography, part self-help book’ shot straight to the top of the literary charts, becoming a Sunday Times Number One Bestseller.


  • Nominee: Best Entertainment Performance, British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) 2014
  • Nominee: Best Female TV Comic, The British Comedy Awards 2013
  • Nominee: People’s Choice Award: King or Queen of Comedy, The British Comedy Awards 2013
  • Nominee: Best Entertainment Performance, British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) 2013
  • Nominee: People’s Choice Award: King or Queen of Comedy, The British Comedy Awards 2012
  • Nominee: Best Female TV Comic, The British Comedy Awards 2012
  • Winner: People’s Choice Award: King or Queen of Comedy, The British Comedy Awards 2011
  • Nominee: Best Female TV Comic, The British Comedy Awards 2011
  • Nominee: Best Female TV Comic, The British Comedy Awards 2010
  • Nominee: Best Female Comedy Breakthrough Artist, The British Comedy Awards 2010
  • Nominee: Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010
  • Winner: Chortle Awards Best Headliner 2010
  • Nominee: Barry Award, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2009
  • Winner: Chortle Awards Breakthrough Act 2009
  • Winner: if. Comedy Best Newcomer 2008
  • Winner: Best Breakthrough act, North-West Comedy Awards 2006
  • Nominee: Chortle Awards Best Newcomer 2006
  • Winner: Amused Moose Comedy Awards 2005
  • Runner Up:  BBC New Comedy Awards 2005
  • Runner Up: So You Think You’re Funny 2005
  • Runner Up: Funny Women 2005

Stand Up Specials

  • Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler (Chambers Productions, 2023)
  • Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast Live (Chambers Productions, 2018)
  • Sarah Millican: Outsider Live (Chambers Productions, 2016)
  • Sarah Millican: Home Bird Live (Chambers Productions, 2014)
  • Sarah Millican: Thoroughly Modern Millican (Chambers Productions, 2012)
  • Sarah Millican: Chatterbox Live (Chambers Productions, 2011)


  • I Literally Just Told You (Guest, Channel 4, 2023)
  • QI (Guest, BBC2, 2011-2023)
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Guest Panellist & Guest Captain, Channel 4, 2013-2017 & 2019-2023)
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (Contestant, ITV1, 2023)
  • Taskmaster (Contestant, Channel 4, 2022)
  • The Wheel (Guest, BBC1, 2022)
  • Would I Lie To You? (Guest, BBC1, 2010–2022)
  • Extraordinary Escapes (Guest, Channel 4, 2022)
  • The Wall Versus Celebrities (Contestant, BBC1, 2022)
  • Tipping Point: Lucky Stars (Contestant, ITV, 2022)
  • Mel Giedroyc’s Unforgiveable (Guest, Dave, 2022)
  • Rolling In It (Guest, ITV, 2021)
  • Blankety Blank (Guest, BBC1, 2021)
  • Richard Osman’s House of Games (Contestant, BBC2, 2021)
  • The Complaints Department (Guest, Comedy Central, 2021)
  • Big Fat Quiz of The Year (Guest, Channel 4, 2014, 2016 & 2021)
  • Pointless (Contestant, BBC2, 2016 & 2018)
  • Live at the Apollo (Performer, BBC1, 2010-2011, 2014, 2016 & 2018)
  • The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (Guest, Channel 4, 2017)
  • Jamie’s Friday Night Feast (Guest, Channel 4, 2017)
  • The Graham Norton Show (Guest, BBC1, 2011-2012, 2017)
  • The Russell Howard Hour (Guest, Sky One, 2017)
  • The One Show (Guest & Guest Presenter, BBC1, 2013- 2015 & 2017)
  • BBC Breakfast (Guest, BBC1, 2017)
  • This Morning (Guest, ITV, 2017)
  • Alan Carr’s Happy Hour (Guest, Channel 4, 2016)
  • World Of Weird (Narrator, Channel 4, 2016)
  • Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (Performer, BBC1, 2016)
  • Sport Relief Does Great British Bake-Off (Guest, C4, 2016)
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (Guest, BBC2, 2011–2014)
  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Guest, Channel 4, 2008–2014)
  • The Jonathan Ross Show (Guest, ITV, 2012-2014)
  • Alan Carr: Chatty Man (Guest, Channel 4, 2013-2014)
  • Sunday Night At The Palladium (Performer, ITV, 2014)
  • Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Guest, Dave, 2014)
  • The Apprentice: You’re Fired (Guest, BBC2, 2012 & 2014)
  • The Royal Variety Performance (Performer, ITV, 2010 & 2014)
  • Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (Guest Announcer, ITV, 2014)
  • The Sarah Millican Television Programme (Writer & Performer, BBC2, 2012–2013)
  • Who Do You Think You Are? (Guest, BBC1, 2013)
  • Comic Relief’s Big Chat with Graham Norton (Guest, BBC3, 2013)
  • Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe (Guest, BBC2, 2013)
  • Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (Guest, BBC2, 2012)
  • A League of Their Own (Guest, Sky1, 2012)
  • Big Fat Quiz of the 00’s (Guest, C4, 2012)
  • The Rob Brydon Show (Guest, BBC2, 2012)
  • Celebrity Deal or No Deal (Guest, Channel 4, 2012)
  • Kevin Bridges: What’s the Story? (Guest, BBC1, 2012)
  • Frank Skinner’s Opinionated (Guest, BBC2, 2010-2011)
  • Room 101 (Guest, BBC1, 2011)
  • Ask Rhod Gilbert (Guest, BBC1, 2011)
  • King Of (Guest, Channel 4, 2011)
  • Lee Mack’s All Star Cast (Guest, BBC1, 2011)
  • Marriage Ref (Guest, ITV, 2011)
  • Channel 4’s Comedy Gala (Performer, Channel 4, 2011)
  • Loose Women (Regular Panellist, ITV1, 2010-11)
  • Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (Guest, BBC1, 2009-2010)
  • You Have Been Watching (Guest, Channel 4, 2009-2010)
  • The Bubble (Guest, BBC2, 2010)
  • Mock the Week (Guest, BBC2, 2009-2010)
  • Argumental (Guest, Dave, 2010)
  • Walk on the Wild Side (Voice Over, BBC1, 2009-2010)
  • The Culture Show (Guest, BBC 2, 2009)
  • Have I Got News For You (Guest, BBC1, 2008 & 2010)
  • The Secret Policeman’s Ball for Amnesty (Performer, Royal Albert Hall, Channel 4, 2008)
  • Sunrise with Eammon Holmes (Guest, Sky News, 2008)
  • The Comedy Store (Paramount Comedy, 2008)
  • Comedy Shuffle (Guest, BBC3, 2007)
  • Rhod Gilbert’s Big Welsh Joke (Guest, BBC2 Wales, 2007)

Radio & Podcasts

  • Springleaf (Guest, 2023)
  • Tell it to Steve: Best of Guests (Guest, BBC Radio 2, 2023)
  • Paul McKenna’s Positivity Podcast (Guest, 2023)
  • RHLSTP with Richard Herring (Guest, 2014, 2019 & 2023)
  • Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out (Guest, 2022)
  • The Daniel Townes Podcast (Guest, 2022)
  • Spit Or Swallow Podcast (Guest, 2021)
  • Life on a Plate (Guest, Waitrose, 2021)
  • The Moon Under Water (Guest, 2021)
  • Obsessed With Line Of Duty Podcast (Guest, BBC Sounds, 2021)
  • Elephant in the Room (Host, BBC Radio 4, 2019, 2020)
  • Off Menu (Guest, Plosive, 2020)
  • The Divorce Social (Guest, 2020)
  • Locked Together (Co-Host, Audible, 2020)
  • The Jason Manford Show (Co-Host, Absolute Radio, 2018, 2021)
  • WILOSOPHY with Wil Anderson (Guest, 2019)
  • Don’t tell anyone but… (Guest, 2018)
  • Book of the Week (Radio Guest, BBC Radio 4, 2017)
  • Walking The Dog with Emily Dean (Guest, 2017)
  • An Irishman Abroad (Guest, 2016)
  • The Guilty Feminist (Guest, 2016)
  • Desert Island Discs (Guest, BBC Radio 4, 2014)
  • The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast (Guest, 2012-2013)
  • Inheritance Tracks (Guest, BBC Radio 4, 2012)
  • Sarah Millican’s Support Group (Writer & Performer, BBC Radio 4, 2010-2011)
  • 7 Day Sunday (Radio Guest, BBC Radio 5 Live, 2010-2011)
  • Jason Manford and Friends (Radio Guest, BBC Radio 2, 2009)
  • 4 Stands Up (Performer, BBC Radio 4, 2009)
  • Act Your Age (Radio Guest, BBC Radio 4, 2008)
  • Loose Ends (Radio Guest, BBC Radio 4, 2008)
  • Keep Your Chins Up (Writer & Performer, BBC Radio4, 2008)
  • Des Clarke’s Friday Feeling (Radio Guest, BBC Radio Scotland, 2008)
  • The Rhod Gilbert Radio Show (Radio Guest, BBC Radio Wales, 2006, 2008)


  • Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer (National & International Tour, 2023-Present)
  • Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler (National & International Tour, 2021–2023)
  • Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast (National & International Tour, 2018-2019)
  • Sarah Millican: Outsider (National Tour, 2015-2016)
  • Sarah Millican: Home Bird (Edinburgh Festival & National Tour, 2013-2014)
  • Sarah Millican: Thoroughly Modern Millican (Edinburgh Fringe Festival & National Tour, 2011-2012)
  • Sarah Millican: Chatterbox (Edinburgh Fringe Festival & National Tour, 2010)
  • Sarah Millican: Typical Woman (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2009)
  • Sarah Millican’s Not Nice (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2008)
  • Reginald D Hunter’s ‘Pride, Prejudice & Niggas’ (Support Act, National Tour, 2007)


  • Sarah Millican: How to be Champion (Orion, 2017)


The comic laureate of unglamorous-but-glorious womanhood.
The Guardian

This is why she is one of the most successful comedians in the country.
The Times 

Undisputed queen of stand-up.
The Mail On Sunday

Watch her transition to national treasure begin here.
Sunday Times

Probably the finest female comedian working at the moment.
Time Out

Her laughter rate is exceptional.
The Scotsman

This woman will go far.

Wonderfully wrong . . incredibly funny.

Like a young Thora Hird.
The Observer

One of the hottest new things in Stand up.
The Herald

On 2011 Edinburgh Fringe show Sarah Millican: Thoroughly Modern Millican

Supremely talented.
The Daily Telegraph

A distinctive blend of northern charm and utter filth.
The Observer

Skilfully delivered anecdotes with punchlines and topper gags aplenty.
The Scotsman


A natural storyteller, with charm by the family-sized trolley load.
The List

Killer cosy delivery and knowing comic timing.
The Herald

An outstanding hour from one of the best comedians in the country.
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

On 2010 Edinburgh Fringe show Sarah Millican: Chatterbox

She’s on the brink of comedy superstardom and rightly so.★★★★★
Sunday Express 

Such is her skill at joke-telling that she can find the funny in even the most mundane of subjects. ★★★★★
Sunday Telegraph 

An hour of stand-up that flies by, fluent and feisty, polished and professional. ★★★★★
The Herald 

Sarah Millican’s performance is one of the most consistent and accomplished I have ever seen at the fringe. ★★★★
The Independent 

Entirely in charge of her craft…she laces everything with a generous amount of gags. ★★★★
The Times 

Lewd and lovely stuff. ★★★★
The Telegraph 

The most gifted female comedian of her generation. Her show is jam packed with gag after gag. Adorable, filthy and fab. ★★★★
Time Out 

Assured writing with its perfectly-expressed thoughts and ideas gelling into piquant jokes. ★★★★

A consistent pleasure. ★★★★
The List 

She’s a great joke-teller, topping off her tales of a divorcee and daughter’s life with bulletproof laugh-lines.
The Guardian

An outstanding hour from one of the best comedians in the country.
The Scotsman

On 2009 Edinburgh Fringe show Sarah Millican: Typical Woman

Rising star.

Very good at being naughty.

At times poetic, at times brutally honest, Sarah Millican is never less than belly-laugh hilarious. ★★★★★

Enormously funny…before you know where you are you are doubling up with great gusts of laughter. ★★★★

Ice-pick wit…this girl is anything but ordinary, and we are all the better for that. ★★★★

In flying form…smart as a whip.

She can make a room rock with laughter.

On the 2008 If. Comedy Best Newcomer Award winning show Sarah Millican’s Not Nice

It requires exceptional skill to be a cruel yet likeable comedian and Sarah Millican nails the contradiction beautifully with a wonderfully assured Fringe debut. ★★★★
The Scotsman 

A mercilessly unsentimental wit…her set is as neatly constructed as her individual, triple-punchline jokes.
The Daily Telegraph

It’s credit to Millican’s talent that her man-baiting isn’t man-alienating; the blokes in the audience howl as loudly as the women.

There isn’t a spare second in this gag-packed, deliciously dark show.

One of the hottest prospects on the UK circuit. ★★★★★

British comedy needs a new female star and might just have got one. ★★★★
The Herald 

She surely has one of the highest gags-per-minute counts on the Fringe, with punchlines arriving every few beats with unwavering punctuality….Laughs come thick and fast.

Millican has a frank, self-effacing manner and an obtuse approach to writing that avoids clichés and refreshes the genre.

An impressive, and consistently funny, festival debut. ★★★★

A delightfully dirty and hilarious show. ★★★★
Three Weeks 

Millican’s gift is in her gentle, unthreatening delivery and the way she engages with the audience.

This is a fully crafted first show and a real delight.
The Observer

The jokes feel fresh and ring true. And there are plenty of them.
The Guardian

Sarah Millican is one of the most talented newcomers I have seen in many years.

A perfectly formed hour.

Touching, witty and wonderfully ribald.
Sunday Telegraph

Excellent comedy from a performer with a great future. ★★★★
Sunday Times

A delight…A great Fringe debut. ★★★★
The Independent 

Effortless and very clever. ★★★★
The Mirror 

Fabulous comedy…It’s clear she has a long and very successful career ahead of her.

The Bridget Jones of comedy. She’s rude, she’s risqué. A must-see. ★★★★★
Sunday Express 

An incredibly honed, laugh-every-ten-seconds performance.
Time Out

The hour flew by… very funny ★★★★
The Age, Melbourne

On the Secret Policeman’s Ball for Amnesty International

Geordie Sarah Millican jumped into the big league with a dazzling set.

Sarah Millican was the epitome of cool on this night… she loaded the short set with an enviable number of rock solid punchlines.

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Late Bloomer

Sarah Millican

When Sarah Millican was a bairn, she wouldn’t say boo to a goose. Quiet at school, not many friends, no boobs til she was 16.

Now? NOW she is loud, with good friends, a cracking rack and goose booing all over the shop. In Late Bloomer, Sarah’s brand-new stand-up show, she explores how one became the other. Plus, lots of stuff about dinners and lady gardens. Come along, laugh at her, with her, beside her.