Mo Gilligan

Interview: Mo Gilligan

Comedian Mo Gilligan is back with The Lateish Show on Friday nights at 10pm on C4. He chats about the show and lots more below.


Since The Lateish Show’s debut in July 2019, you’ve won BAFTA and RTS Awards, joined the judging panel on The Masked Singer and Dancer, written a book, presented a series from home, fronted a documentary, announced your There’s Mo To Life tour, filmed Celebrity Gogglebox with Babatundé Aléshé and we’ve been through a pandemic. So not busy at all then?


Mo Gilligan Launches Initiative To Help Underrepresented Groups

The second series of the Bafta-winning The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan will include production roles that have been created to accelerate the careers of talented individuals within the industry from underrepresented groups.

Expectation and Channel 4 are backing the initiative and co-funding the paid and credited roles within the current production of the Expectation and Momo G produced show.


Mo Gilligan to Play 02 Arena

Mo Gilligan is set to play the 02 Arena on December 8th. It’s set to be the biggest show of Mo’s career to date, and he’ll be bringing headline stars from the Black British circuit with him. The line up will be announced monthly in the lead up to what is set to be one of the most legendary events in British stand-up history. The O2 event is part of The O2’s Welcome Back Shows and will also be filmed for broadcast.


News: Mo Gilligan to Publish First Book

You might know Mo as the history making stand-up comedian, BAFTA-winning presenter of The Lateish Show, Masked Singer judge and social media mega star. Now, get to know Mo like never before in his highly coveted first book That Moment When, where he guides us through up the turning points, the good times, the challenges and the lessons learned in a collection of the moments from the decade-long grind that led to where he is today.


News: Socially Distanced London Run for Mo Gilligan

UK stand-up star Mo Gilligan is to play a run of dates at the 02 Forum in Kentish Town.

He will be hosting Mo Gilligan and Friends on Friday nights this autumn.

The dates announced so far are every Friday from November 6 to December 11.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday October 23 at 10am here.

You can also buy tickets for his rescheduled tour dates in 2021 at the same link. 


News: Mo Gilligan To Present Big Breakfast On C4's Black Takeover Day

As part of its ongoing commitment as an anti-racist organisation to improve Black representation on and off screen and drive long-term change, Channel 4’s Director of Programmes Ian Katz today announced two major new commissioning opportunities – a new Black-led comedy series and a new unscripted series set in the Black community – which will feature in a Black Takeover of the channel next year. 


News: Mo Gilligan To Front Channel 4 Documentary About Comedy For Black History Month

Channel 4 will be marking October’s Black History Month with a round of five commissions, including a documenarty on comedy presented by Mo Gilligan.

Black, British and Funny (working title) Mo Gilligan looks at the comedians who paved the way for artists like him and shines a light on the new wave of acts coming through.


News: Mo Gilligan Joins The Masked Singer Panel

Mo Gilligan is set to join The Masked Singer panel that has to figure out ‘who’s that behind the mask?’

Filming for the hit ITV series commences this autumn with host Joel Dommett back to preside over the unique guessing game that gripped the nation at its first outing. Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross will all resume their celebrity sleuth roles. 


News: Second Run For Mo Gilligan's The Lateish Show

Channel 4 has ordered a second series of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan. The series, co-produced by Expectation and Gilligan’s production company Momo G, will return to Channel 4 next year.  The news comes hot on the heels of Gilligan’s Bafta TV nomination for the first run, picking up a nod in the Entertainment Performance category, as well as his recent lockdown series Mo Gilligan’s All Star Happy Hour. 


News: Report Gets Black Gogglebox Stars' Names Wrong

Comedian Mo Gilligan has complained that a story about his appearance on Celebrity Gogglebox failed to get his name and his friend's name right in the caption.

A report on Mirror Online showed a picture of the comic with his friend, comedian Babatúndé Aléshé, but the caption underneath said that it was a picture of two other people that had appeared on the same Channel 4 show, KSI and S-X (pictured).



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