Cake baker, cat lover, agony aunt she’s one of the country’s brightest new comedy talents. But who is the real Sarah Millican? For the first time, journalist Tina Campanella gives you the full story of the British Comedy Award winner’s astonishing rise to fame
After her husband unexpectedly left her in 2004, Sarah Millican moved back in with her parents and found solace in a series of writing workshops. And it wasn’t long before she made the move from writing to performing, drawing on the pain of her recent break-up. She had never even been inside a comedy club when she first stepped onto a stage, microphone in hand. But her emotionally revealing stand-up instantly won the hearts of her audience. Sarah’s debut solo show at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival won her the 2008 .if comedy Best Newcomer Award, causing a stir among the seasoned reviewers and judges.
With appearances on 8 out of 10 cats, QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week quickly cementing her status as a household name, the country watched and laughed as her star continued to rise. And she was rewarded with her own show The Sarah Millican Television Programme which combines telly inspired stand-up and unique interviews with her celeb heroes.
It’s been quite a journey for the giggly Geordie. In this revealing new book you’ll find everything you need to know about how this once shy girl became one of the country’s funniest women