Mo Gilligan announces his biggest gig yet | O2 date also showcases black British circuit comics

Mo Gilligan announces his biggest gig yet

O2 date also showcases black British circuit comics

Mo Gilligan has announced his biggest gig yet - which will also showcase the best black comics working the circuit.

The breakout star, now a Masked Singer judge, will be playing London’s 20,000-seater O2 arena in December.

And the gig will be filmed for broadcast, although no outlet has yet been confirmed.

The supporting line-up of stand-ups has not yet been announced, but Gilligan said: ‘I’m really proud of the black British comedy circuit that I started on. 

‘The talent on this scene is exceptional, but all too often ignored by mainstream media, so what better place to showcase the culture than the most famous venue in the country?’

Last year, Gilligan presented the Channel 4 documentary Black British & Funny, which showcased the comedy circuit where Gilligan cut his teeth before breaking through on social media and landing his own TV series.

Featuring the likes of Angie Le Mar, Rudi LickwoodEddie Kadi and Curtis Walker, the programme asked why black talent was overlooked by mainstream media 

Mo Gilligan and Friends: The Black British Takeover takes place at the O2 on December 8. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

Published: 17 May 2021

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