Mo Gilligan, also known as Mo The Comedian, who shot to fame with his hilarious online comedy skits, has landed his very own Channel 4 show.
He will host a comedy and entertainment show pilot titled Mo’s Town, described as "a jam-packed hour of comedy, sketches, music, celebrity guests and audience interaction."
Breaking News: So I’ve had to keep this a secret for a good few months but i’m excited to announce I’ll be having my very own show on Channel 4. Details on how you can apply for tickets for the live record will be available soon. Thanks you for The ongoing support pic.twitter.com/d6dJtgVVNt— Mo Gilligan (@MoTheComedian) April 25, 2018
Speaking on the news, Mo The Comedian says:
"I grew up watching Channel 4, walking past the building every day on my way to school. So it's nuts to try and get my head around the fact that I'm now making a show with them. I'm so excited to bring what I do to the Channel!"
Commissioning Editor Syeda Irtizaali comments:
"We are delighted to have landed the extraordinary Mo Gilligan hot off the back of his sell out tour. His high-octane style, comedic instincts and total understanding of his audience is reflected brilliantly in the very inventive, very funny and thoroughly modern Mo's Town. He is an astonishing talent and we are thrilled to have him on the channel."
Kate Edmunds from production company Tiger Aspect adds:
"Continuing Tiger Aspect's history of collaborating with the best and brightest comedians, we're over the moon to be working with the charismatic force of nature that is Mo Gilligan and opening the doors to Mo's Town. Mo is a rare, unique talent so it makes total sense that he should find a home at Channel 4."
The announcement follows news that Big Narstie and Chicken Connoisseur Elijah Quashie will also front their own Channel 4 shows.