After Dinner Comedian, Corporate Client Comedian, TV Comedian
Mick Miller is often referred to as "The bald guy with the long hair."
He is probably best known for his appearances on the legendary TV show "The Comedians."
Mick was born, Michael Lawton, in Dingle, an area of Liverpool, on 25th February 1950. His father, Stanley, was the manager of a mobile Co-Op shop. His mother, Evelyn, worked in the local Co-Op store.
In 1971 after being released from Port Vale football club where he had a spell as a goal keeper he started works as a Blue Coat at the Camber Sands camp near Hastings.
As the season went on, Mick became interested in comedy. He took every opportunity to learn from the visiting comedians. The season ended and Mick decided to try his luck as a professional comedian. It was a hard winter, but it taught him a lot about the business. During his leaner times, Mick decided that he would need a "stage" name. He wanted a name that rolled off the tongue. Miller seemed to go well with Mick, so that's how the name came about.
His act improved and he soon became "in demand." A lot of his work was at the army camps and they certainly let him know if they didn't like his act. His reputation was growing, so he decided to move back north. He was working the larger, more prestigious venues and became a regular support act to the big name acts. He also now worked overseas.
In 1976, Mick applied to go on the popular TV talent show, New Faces. He was accepted and won his heat. As a direct result, he was signed up for a national tour supporting Chuck Berry. Other tours followed, and in 1977 he was offered his first summer season in Morecombe.
1978 saw him appear for the summer season at Blackpool's South Pier. The show was very well received, and he was invited back the following year. It was during this season that TV producer, Johnny Hamp first saw Mick work. He loved what he saw and immediately offered Mick a regular spot on "The Comedians" TV show. He appeared alongside such household names as Roy Walker, Stan Boardman and Jim Bowen. He loved every minute of it and is still close friends with many of the team.
After the success of that show, Mick was offered other TV work. He appeared on such shows as Blankety Blank and The Little And Large Show. He was also given his own half hour TV special by Granada TV called "Success."
Eventually, Mick was asked to co present a series called "The Funny Side" along with Mike Smith and Cheryl Baker. Thanks to shows such as "Des O'Connor Tonight," he has appeared on TV every year since "The Comedians". Coming up to the present, Mick has appeared on the cult sports quiz, "They Think It's All Over" and had a "half hour special" on Sky One.
Mick still works around the world on cruise ships. He is one of the most in demand after dinner comedians in the UK, and is a firm favorite on the live cabaret circuit.
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