Sarah Millican Biography
Sarah Millican is stand-up comedian from England. She is also a radio as well as television presenter. She is a recipient of the Best Newcomer comedy award from the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since starting out as a comedian, Millican has been on several tours around her home, the United Kingdom.
In addition to her career as a comedian and as a television and radio host, Millican has added another title to herself, a writer. In 2017, she had her first book, How to Be Champion, released. She is olso known for making it to the list of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, in 2013.
How old is Sarah Millican? | Sarah Millican Age – Where does Sarah Millican come from?
The renown comedian is 45 years old as of May 29, 2020. She is from South Shields, Tyne and Wear in England and was born in the year 1975.
Sarah Millican Husband
Sarah has been married twice with her first husband being Andrew Millican. The former couple was married from 1997 to 2004, when Andrew left Sarah unexpectedly. Following the happenings, Millican turned to writing workshops in local theatres to seek solace. She attended such workshops as Newcastle’s Live Theatre and the Customs House in South Shields. As a result of her attendance, Millican launched her comedy career and most of her initial jokes were about her failed marriage.
By 2006, she had left the past behind her and began a relationship with Gary Delaney, a fellow stand-up comedian. They moved in together in 2013 and tied the knot in December of the same year.
Sarah Millican Parents
Born as Sarah Jane King, the How to Be Champion author was born to Philip D. King, a mining electrician and his wife Valerie Prince. Sarah schooled at Mortimer Comprehensive School before joining Mortimer Community College. After completing her studies, Sarah secured a job as a civil servant, working as one until she was 29 years old.
Sarah Millican Career
After ending her time in civil service, Millican joined the comedy scene making her debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe show with the performance Sarah Millican’s Not Nice. This had been inspired by her divorce. It led her to win the if.comedy award for Best Newcomer in 2008. She began previewing her second Edinburgh show in spring of 2009, attracting enthusiastic reviews for her material on the battle of the sexes. She had many reviewers commenting n her ‘blue’ material.
During the Fringe 2010, Millican performed her third show, Chatterbox, which was hosted by the Stand Comedy Club. The show was nominated for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award, but lost to Russell Kane.
Since her first appearance in the limelight, Sarah has worked as a panellist on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, You Have Been Watching, Would I Lie to You?, QI and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, as well as a performer at The Secret Policeman’s Ball 2008 and on 4 Stands Up. She has also appeared a few times as a contestant on the Channel 4 crossover game show 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
She was featured in the Manchester edition of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, broadcast in June 2009. In March 2010, Sarah appeared on the third episode of David Mitchell’s panel show The Bubble, and has been a guest on six episodes of Frank Skinner’s Opinionated. She provided vocal work to the BBC’s natural history footage for Walk on the Wild Side, alongside fellow comics Rhod Gilbert, Jon Richardson, Isy Suttie and Gavin Webster.
On 11 December 2009, she appeared on Live at the Apollo and also headlined Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. She also recorded at the Empire Theatre, Sunderland on 15 August 2010 as well as headlined the fourth episode of Dave’s One Night Stand.
Sarah then ventured into radio with her series, Sarah Millican’s Support Group, which began broadcasting on 18 February 2010 on BBC Radio 4. The format is that studio audience members are encouraged to share problems with her agony aunt character for her to offer tips “in the same way as the busybody at the end of your street who knows everything and dishes out advice whether you want to hear it or not does”. Some problems are scripted, the roles being played by guest actors, while others come from real people in the audience, to allow Sarah to improvise. On 2 May 2011, the second series of the show debuted on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
She was also a regular co-host of the satirical news show 7 Day Sunday on BBC Radio 5 Live, along with comedians Chris Addison, Andy Zaltzman and one different guest each week. The first episode aired in January 2010. However, on 27 February 2011, she and Addison left the show. She voiced three Viz “Comedy Blaps” in December 2011, alongside Steve Coogan, Simon Greenall and Gavin Webster for Channel 4.
Still in 2011, she became a panelist on the programme Marriage Ref on ITV and also joined the panel on the daytime chat show Loose Women. She however left the series in August. Soon after, she became a guest on several other panels and chat shows. In the same year, a live DVD of her Chatterbox tour was released in November by Channel 4.
Since 2012, Sarah has worked on:
- The Sarah Millican Television Programme, broadcast on 8 March 2012 on BBC Two.
- Released a follow-up live DVD, Thoroughly Modern Millican, in November 2012.
- Appeared on The One Show in early January 2013.
- Began presenting a second series of The Sarah Millican Television Programme on 15 January 2013
- Appeared in a celebrity episode of Deal or No Deal that was broadcast on 29 April 2012.
- Founded an online magazine for women known as Standard Issue, in September 2014, followed up by a spinoff podcast in February 2016.
- Had her autobiography, How to be Champion, published in October 2017.
- Toured the UK, Canada and Oceania in 2018 for her comedy tour Control Enthusiast.
- For Radio 4, Millican began presenting the comedy panel show Elephant in the Room in 2019. It features panellists being asked about various life experiences and testing who is closest and farthest from the national average.
Sarah Millican Books
♦ 2017 – How to be Champion (ISBN 9781409174301)
How much is Sarah Millican’s Net Worth?
Millican’s actual net worth is not really known as she is yet to reveal it. However, according to media reports she has earned over $2 million from her performances and is one of the highest-earning female comedians.
Sarah Millican Comedy Shows
♦ Control Enthusiast Live (3 December 2018)
♦ Outsider Live (21 November 2016)
♦ Home Bird Live (17 November 2014)
♦ Thoroughly Modern Millican Live (12 November 2012)
♦ Chatterbox Live (21 November 2011)
Sarah Millican Social Media Accounts
You can find Millican on social media platforms such as:
Millican’s Awards and Nominations for awards
♦ 2011 – British Comedy Award People’s Choice Award for the King or Queen of Comedy
♦ 2010 – (Best show nomination) Edinburgh Comedy Award
♦ 2008 – (Best Newcomer) if.comedy award
♦ 2007 – (Best Breakthrough Act) North West Comedy Awards
♦ 2006 – (Best Newcomer nomination) Chortle Awards
♦ 2005 – (runner-up) Funny Women
♦ 2005 – (overall winner) Amused Moose
♦ 2005 – (finalist) BBC New Comedy Awards
♦ 2005 – (2nd place) So You Think You’re Funny?