Sarah’s cracking stand-up show

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Sarah Millican: Thoroughly Modern Millican Live

Friday, May 31 (Channel 4, 9pm)

What’s It All About? If you’ve ever wondered about the practicalities of staging an orgy, or the wisdom of always carrying a spare pair of pants, then this cracking stand-up performance from the often risqué South Shields funnywoman is for you.

The show, filmed during her UK tour last year, marked the culmination of a whirlwind few years for Sarah, who by now is a familiar face thanks to countless appearances on panel shows, as well as her own BBC2 series.

Look Out For: The quality of her material. Few performers are able to eke as many laughs from an audience as Sarah, whose debut DVD quickly topped the quarter of a million-mark, making her the highest-selling female comic of all time. Not that Ms Millican feels her gender is important.

On the seemingly endless amount of articles which mention it, Sarah told the Mirror: “They never came to me and said, ‘You’re northern, you’re common, you’re female - you tick lots of boxes’. They just think I’m funny.”

Ms Millican has won the Best Newcomer Award at the Fringe and the The People’s Choice: Queen of Comedy at the British Comedy Awards.