Mick Miller (comedian)

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Mick Miller
Birth name Michael Lawton
Born (1950-02-25) 25 February 1950 (age 64)
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Medium Stand-up comedy
Years active 1970s–present
Notable works and roles The Comedians

Mick Miller (born 25 February 1950, Liverpool, Merseyside, England) is a British stand-up comedian who has had a long career on the live comedy circuit, and is instantly recognisable from his trademark bald head with long hair down the sides.

Early days[edit]

Miller was born as Michael Lawton on 25 February 1950 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Miller's first ambition was to be a footballer. He played as a goalkeeper, and as a boy he signed for Port Vale when Sir Stanley Matthews was the club's general manager and had a trial for the England youth team.[1]

When he left football, he began performing at Pontins, where he became interested in stand-up comedy. Having cut his teeth as chief comedian at various Pontins venues, he relocated to the north of England and embarked upon a career in the clubs[2]

Stand-up career[edit]

Having won his heat on the talent show New Faces, Miller was immediately signed to support Chuck Berry on tour.[3]

Since then, he has been a regular at Blackpool, working men's clubs, cruises and after dinner speeches. His shows have been released on DVD, and he has made many TV appearances.[2][4]

Television appearances[edit]

Miller was a regular on the 1970s stand-up show The Comedians, co-presented The Funny Side, regularly appeared on Today With Des and Mel, and has been a guest on Blankety Blank, They Think It's All Over and Des O'Connor Tonight.

He acted in Alan Bleasdale's 1978 Play For Today Scully's New Year. In it he played the part of a wannabe stand up comedian.[5]

In 1993, Miller guested for Chester City in the Granada football Go for Goal quiz show, alongside Arthur Albiston and Joe Hinnigan. Chester City reached the final before losing to Preston North End.

In 2005 he took part in the reality TV show Kings Of Comedy alongside Stan Boardman, Janey Godley, Andrew Maxwell, Boothby Graffoe and David Copperfield.[6]

In 2008 & 2009, he made several appearances on the BBC3 sitcom Ideal, alongside fellow comedian Johnny Vegas.

In 2011, he appeared on the ITV show Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford and, in December, he appeared on the Royal Variety Performance (also on ITV).

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