Mick Miller (comedian)
|Birth name||Michael Lawton|
25 February 1950 |
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
|Notable works and roles||The Comedians|
Mick Miller (born 25 February 1950, Liverpool, Lancashire, 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.
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.
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
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.
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