Mo Gilligan: There’s Mo to Life review – Gilligan will have you giggling all day

By Romey Norton
Published: February 17, 2022
Netflix Stand-Up Comedy special Mo Gilligan: Theres Mo to Life


After a successful tour in 2021, Mo is back in the sold-out show at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Netflix Stand-Up Comedy special Mo Gilligan: There’s Mo to Life was released on the streaming service on February 17, 2022.

Mo is such a fun, cheeky chap who is so easy and endearing to watch. Always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude. If you’re new to Mo, he is a British stand-up comedian, known for his observational comedy. He started his career by uploading comedy clips to social media, finding global success in 2017. You might recognize him from The Lateish Show with Mo GilliganThe Masked Singer, and Gogglebox.

His comedy special on Netflix airs today and it is 65 mins of pure comedy bliss. There is an atmosphere building opening montage of Mo getting ready behind the scenes, audience members entering the venue and getting to their seats, all building to Mo coming out into one giant venue.

This special is set in a huge venue, not like the smaller, more intimate scenes we’ve had in other recent comedy specials, which makes for a nice change. I like that Mo is sort of showing off and displaying how big his fan base really is. He’s here to showcase his talent, his first love which is stand-up comedy.

There are shots of the audience laughing, who are in a romantic pink lighting, which is warm and comfortable. Mixed with the stage behind Mo which is a gorgeous blue, it’s a very calming and relaxed atmosphere, which is what people need and want to see. Especially post Covid-19 it’s nice to see a giant venue filled with a lot of happy people.

His comedy style is honest and relatable. Stories about home life, family life, working in retail, wanting to kick children, the black community, there is something for everyone in this comedy special. With various music in the background throughout this special has a festival, night-club feel. There are moments where he acts like a rapper and has dramatic, upbeat music playing and he asks the right side and left side to compete against each other. Audiences do love audience participation. The best is definitely the end section which shows women for the hilarious drunk messes we can be, and Mo’s dancing impression is spot on.

From beginning to end this special doesn’t have any dull moments, Mo completely captivates and holds the stage and entertains. If you’re a fan of Mo and/or comedy I recommend this to watch. If you’ve got an hour on an evening, relax, and let go and enjoy.

What did you think of Netflix Stand-Up Comedy special Mo Gilligan: There’s Mo to Life? Comment below. 

You can watch this stand-up with a subscription to Netflix.

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