For me there’s very little that Micky Flanagan can do wrong, his sell-out Back in the Game tour played to over half a million people across the UK and Ireland and for those who didn’t get to see the show in the flesh, Channel4 have obligingly put it on the box.
He’s now one of the nation’s best-loved comedians but his working class roots and no-nonsense 1970s upbringing are evident throughout his set. The Back in the Game tour is a masterclass of Flanagan’s trademark Cockney drawl with tales of middle age, marriage and a man’s prerogative. It’s all new material with not even a nod to the set pieces that made his Out Out tour such a huge success and catapulted him to stardom.
Micky Flanagan: Back in the Game – Wednesday 11.05pm on Channel4