East End boy made good Micky Flanagan has become one of the biggest names on the comedy circuit – so much so that he’s taking up a 10-night residency at The O2.
On dates running to October 14, the 51-year-old Bethnal Green funnyman will be presenting his “An’ Another Fing” tour – following on from his record-breaking “Back In The Game” tour of 2013, which featured an 129 shows – making it the biggest comedy tour in the world that year selling half a million tickets.
- Doors: 18:30
- 1st half: 20:00
- Interval: 20:50
- 2nd half: 21:15
- Finish: 22:30 (Timings approx)
How to Get to The O2
The Jubilee line is the best way to travel to the venue. The night tube will be running on Friday, May 12. Check here for Tube status.
There is parking on site and The O2 is signposted from the M25, the A2 and A20 (from the South East), and the M11 (from the North). Take the junction for Millennium Way or Edmund Halley Way. Or tap in the postcode – SE10 0DX into your Sat Nav.
The 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472 and 486 all stop at North Greenwich station. The 188 is 24 hours to and from Waterloo station.
The MBNA Thames Clippers service to North Greenwich comes from as far west as Putney and as far east as Woolwich (at limited times).
It may only come over from the Royal Docks, but the Emirates Air Line is certainly a more scenic route. If you’re travelling on the DLR as well, you can change at Royal Victoria and get to it from there.
He grew up on a council estate in Bethnal Green and left school with no qualifications. He took his first job as a fish porter at Billingsgate Market but he was a wanderer from the start and before finding his true vocation he worked kitchen duties in New York, made furniture and tried teaching.
After taking a comedy course in 1996, Micky took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm in 2001 and broke through. Nominations at both the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and British Comedy Awards have recognised Micky’s knack for relating to ordinary people, while his razor sharp anecdotes about coping as an alien East Ender in middle class suburbia have seen the public take him to heart.
“There’s no secret to his success: he’s likeable and traditional, has an instantly identifiable tone of voice, and wants nothing more than for us all to have a good time. Provided you’re not outright hostile to 1970s nostalgia and ‘er-indoors comedy, you will do.”