It’s time to toot the comedy klaxon as live performance is returning!
Better yet, the likes of Michael McIntyre and Peter Kay are going to have to shimmy aside, as there’s a new kid in town.
Please put your hands together for legend-in-the-making, Mo Gilligan.
If you’re not already familiar with Mo, he is homegrown talent from south London who got his big break after Drake quoted some of his comedy to millions of followers on Instagram.
He quickly catapulted into the spotlight and has since hosted The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, co-hosted The Big Narstie Show, and joined The Masked Singer as a judge.
Now, Mo has just announced the biggest show of his career at the iconic O2 London – which boasts a casual 20,000 capacity.
The show, named The Black British Takeover, will grace the stage on December 8 with priority tickets now on sale and general tickets up for grabs from Friday.
Speaking about the biggest gig of his life, Mo couldn’t hide his excitement that the venue will provide a platform for talent that doesn’t always get the limelight.
Mo said: “I’m really proud of the black British comedy circuit that I started on.
“The talent on this scene is exceptional, but all too often ignored by mainstream media, so what better place to showcase the culture than the most famous venue in country?
“We’re ready to bring the great British public a show like you’ve never seen before.”
If you’re itching for post-lockdown freedom, but aren’t familiar with Mo, we’d recommend checking out his Netflix show which speaks for itself when we say it was released globally in 190 countries.
Bafta-winner Mo is the first name to be announced of The O2’s Welcome Back Shows, with more stars from the world of rock, pop and dance to drop soon.
Talking about flinging open their doors again, Steve Sayer, VP and General Manager, said: “We’re ready to welcome full capacity crowds back again, and the shows are going to bring so much joy to fans who have been missing us almost as much as we’ve been missing them.
“We have created a truly spectacular programme of events to reopen the venue, and 2022 looks set to be our busiest ever.”
See you down the front row!
To grab your tickets, click here: Mo Gilligan.