Sky 1 has developed quite the reputation for itself as a comedy hub these last few years. With a League of Their Own forging a path to the heart of a great many men, it’s made stars of a great many of those who’ve appeared on it. Micky Flanagan is one those guests who’ve expertly combined panel show appearances with his stand up career to make him one of the biggest comedic stars in the UK.
Now, Micky will be returning to Sky 1 three years after his last series, Micky Flanagan’s Detour to France, with a new series entitles ‘The Micky Flanagan Detours’. The six part series (due to air in 2017) is a ‘comical polemic’ wherein Micky lets his mind wander through the past and present to explore the big themes in life. Is the mid-life crisis real? Why do Brits think of themselves as plucky underdogs? Can you offend a German, and, of course, does a leather waistcoat have any place in society?
News of the new series has sparked a wave of customer gratitude as fans chose to contact Sky to express their gratitude about the announce ment.
Micky Flanagan said: “Two years ago I was asked by 7 Wonder and Sky to get back on my bike and make a TV show, I told them to f**k off and bought a dog. But then I got thinking… about serious stuff… the kind of stuff Adam Curtis or Huw Edwards would make a show about – and that’s what this series was meant to be, a series that would make people say ‘Aristotle, Sophocles… Flanagan'. Somewhere along the way however I ended up getting spanked by a dominatrix in Slough and dancing with gay disco terrorists in LA. So I guess this is my way of saying if you want a comprehensive, fair or balanced point of view, if you’re looking for the truth - watch Jeremy Kyle - but if you want to see a middle aged man dressed in short shorts plastering a wall with Eddie The Eagle – you know where to come.”
Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1 said: “We're so chuffed to be welcoming Micky Flanagan back to Sky 1 as he explores the great themes of our time, and takes us on his journey through the inner workings of his mind covering despair, joy, owning a dog and dressing head to toe in leather. One thing is for certain - it will definitely have us all thinking, talking and laughing.”
7 Wonder Executive Director Mike Reilly said: “We are delighted to be teamed up with Sky and Micky once again. After working with Micky on his wine-fuelled butter-eating tour of France I didn’t think our crew’s health could withstand another shoot– but I am delighted to report that we all survived principle photography and that Micky is funnier and healthier than ever. It’s always a pleasure working with Micky, he has one of the sharpest minds in comedy and always surprises and delights his audience in equal measure.”
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