Mo Gilligan has been slaying the TV scene over the past 12 months.

The social media star and stand-up comedian was on the panel for Channel 4’s annual Big Quiz of the Year, before striking up an award-winning presenting partnership with Big Narstie on his TV series.

For those who are a bit out of the loop when it comes to social media stars – sorry mum, sorry dad – then Mo may not much of a recognisable face.

Here’s everything you need to know about the TV presenter who is currently filming for his own TV series, Mo’s Show.

Jimmy Carr is joined by quizzers Richard Ayoade, Noel Fielding, Mo Gilligan, David Mitchell, Claudia Winkleman and Michelle Wolf

Who is Mo Gilligan?

Mo Gilligan is a comedian born in Lambeth, London.

He is 30 years old.

Mo is of Jamaican descent due to his grandparents and first got into comedy while attending a performing arts school in Pimlico.

How Did Mo Gilligan Get Famous?

Mo shot to fame in late 2017 thanks to his hilarious 60-second observational humour videos.

Whether it was on Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, Mo was the only comedian that people wanted to hear about.

Reflecting on varying cultures and classes within multicultural Britain, Mo’s videos were the perfect fit for social media as he developed characters such as ‘The one who’s constantly stopping to take selfies’ and ‘the one who’s drinking way too quickly’.

Mo also came up with the catchphrase ‘get a couple cans in’.

This was coined on Drake’s Instagram in 2017 when his post read: “Julie bring me a couple of cans.”

As Mo’s profile grew, so did his social media accounts.

Eventually, he was able to quit his job as an assistant in Levi’s and joined the comedy circuit by touring the U.K with stand-up shows and appearing on panel shows.

Mo now co-hosts The Big Narstie Show and is on tour in the U.K until June 13th.


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Liam Curtis
Liam Curtis

Liam is our head of Entertainment and Gaming, managing teams globally. His journalism experience has covered everything from sport to health and fitness with companies such as Men's Health and HITC. Before moving into management, writing about the ridiculous antics of the Made in Chelsea crew was by far his most enjoyable topic.

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