Flanagan at the Futurist

Micky Flanagan
Micky Flanagan

TICKETS are selling like hotcakes for comedian Micky Flanagan’s show at the Futurist Theatre on Saturday.

The stalls of the huge theatre – the country’s 13th largest – have nearly sold out, which means staff will be selling seats for the circle soon.

Tirelessly funny, Micky draws on his East End background as he ruthlessly deconstructs the Cockney myth with razor-sharp observational wit.

As a former fish packer and window cleaner, he tells a comic tale of a working class upbringing, where ‘alphabetti spaghetti’ is a luxury and a bottle of Blue Nun the height of sophistication.

His star finally exploded onto the comedy circuit a couple of years ago with a brilliantly observed Edinburgh Fringe show about his rise from working-class Herbert to middle-class ponce, and being caught awkwardly between the two.

The show brought him well-deserved acclaim with a best newcomer nomination at the if.comedy awards (now the Edinburgh comedy awards). 

Recent TV appearances include Ask Rhod Gilbert, the sixth series of Live at the Apollo and the royal variety performance, all on BBC1, and Richard Bacon’s Beer & Pizza Club on ITV4.

Saturday’s show is due to start at 7.30pm.