"Snappy , sharp and packed full of belly laughs...stole the show" Edinburgh Evening News
Having earned his keep as a teacher in Newcastle, Mike Milligan knows a thing or two about ‘audience interaction’, and he majors on it. However this Geordie quickly found classrooms weren’t the best place to share his sharp, witty banter! Now firmly established as a top stand-up comedian, Mike’s teaching days are on summer vacation indefinitely. In place is a wealth of gigs on the national and international comedy circuit; including both compering and headlining shows for The Comedy Club, the Comedy Store and Jongleurs' clubs and countless more.
Having proudly held the helm as resident compere at Newcastle's Hyena Comedy Cafe, which was acclaimed as ' One of the top ten comedy clubs in the country'(Daily Telegraph), Mike is well versed in entertaining audiences from the toughest gigs, to after dinner speaking and corporate shows
One of the most popular - and certainly most successful - of modern-day Scottish comedians, Vladimir McTavish is a stunning professional in every sense of the word. Whether using his renowned skills as a top class compere or closing a multi-act bill as a first-rate headline act, Vladimir can adapt to any situation and let his quality shine through.
Vladimir McTavish serves up a delightful feast of social observation and topical satire, seasoned with his caustic wit and presented via a platter of breakneck-pace patter. In addition to his headline appearances throughout the UK, Ireland, Holland and at the Norwegian Comedy Festival at Stavanger, Vladimir has appeared on a number of popular TV and radio shows. These have included ‘The Empire Laughs Back’ (BBC1), the football game show ‘We’re On Our Way To Wembley’ (ITV) ‘Velvet Cabaret’ (BBC Radio Scotland) and the ‘Live Floor Show’ (BBC Scotland). He ‘is nothing short of superb’ Scotsman, and ‘gleefully indulgent’ Guardian.
A regular star of the annual ‘Best of Scottish’ comedy showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe, Vladimir has been proving his mettle as a topical comedian of rare wit and insight as the driving force behind the highly successful live current affairs comedy show, ‘A Kick Up The Tabloids’. In 2005 his show at the Edinburgh Fringe, '60 Things Scotland Gave The World' was a critically acclaimed sell-out.
Equally at home discussing the celebrity status of the Beckhams or the political intricacies of the Scottish elections, Vladimir’s broad range of targets is matched by his equally broad appeal to all sections of the audience.
‘Scotland’s top satirical Stand-up’ Morning Star
‘Gleefully indulgent, highly appealing’ Guardian
‘Affable and abrasive...nothing short of superb’ Scotsman