Sarah Millican

Sarah Millican

Writer and comic Sarah performed her first stand-up gig in September 2004, and the following year was runner-up in both the Funny Women and So You Think You're Funny awards, as well as the BBC New Comedy Awards in 2006.

She was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2006 Chortle Awards and won the best newcomer if.comedy award at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe with her debut show, Sarah Millican's Not Nice. The same show was nominated for the Barry Award - the top prize at the Melbourne Comedy Festival - the following April.

In 2010, she became the first female to win the Best Headliner at the Chortle awards

Her first play Spent was staged at The Customs House in South Shields in September 2005.

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Sarah Millican tops bestseller chart

...which is dominated by comedians

Sarah Millican has topped the Sunday Times bestseller list with her first book How To Be Champion on its first week of release.

Combining elements of memoir and self-help guide, the title sold 6,865 copies in the week – enough to propel her to the top of the general hardback charts.

She tweeted this afternoon: 'Thank you to everyone who helped me get to number one in the Times Bestseller chart. So glad you're loving my little book. I still can't quite believe it.'

The bestseller list is dominated by comedy stars, who claim all of the top four places today.

Russell Brand’s Recovery,  about breaking his cycle of addictions, is at No 2 and This Is Going To Hurt, Adam Kay’s funny and revealing diary of his time as a junior doctor is at No 3. Fourth is David Jason’s memoir Only Fools and Stories.

Click here for our review of How To Be Champion, and here for This Is Going To Hurt.

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Published: 15 Oct 2017

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