Comedian Micky Flanagan has spoken about visiting his father in prison as a 10-year-old and being told to keep his parent’s crimes a secret. ‘Why are there 50 Hoovers in the front room? It’s fun a lot of the time but it’s just constant pressure to do it again.”. Comedian Micky Flanagan has spoken about visiting his father in prison as a 10-year-old and being told to keep his parent’s crimes a secret. His father, Jim Flanagan, worked as a welder and latterly as a fish porter. ‘Why are there 50 Hoovers in the front room? “Say we were out and I said to my mum, ‘Oh mum you know those hairdryers indoors?’ and she would say ‘Earwigs at the rhubarb, don’t ever talk about anything outside of the house about what’s going on inside the house because essentially you don’t know who is sitting next to you or overhearing it’. He added: "It's you on your own, having to deliver. The Belfast Telegraph is a member of IPSO and subscribes to its Editors' Code of Practice Menu Flanagan was a sensitive and thoughtful child, and keen to leave the East End of London. “He wasn’t a jailbird. For as little as £5.99 a month you can access all of our content, including Premium articles. He said: "It's something I've always done, the minute I feel things getting a little bit out of hand and that I'm possibly not enjoying them as much as I was before I just stop.". All Rights Reserved. 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"I remember going to see him in Pentonville, I think I was probably 10 or 11 at the time, I had to miss the big match so I already had the hump, and I remember looking at him, even at that age, I looked at him and thought 'you're not coping with this that well'. Flanagan, who worked as a teenager with his father at the market, is now one of Britain's best-known comedians and has appeared on programmes including Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Have I Got News for You. Why is there all this aftershave? The dates include Wednesday's gig at The Brighton Centre as well as three shows at the O2 Arena later this week. “I remember going to see him in Pentonville, I think I was probably 10 or 11 at the time, I had to miss the big match so I already had the hump, and I remember looking at him, even at that age, I looked at him and thought ‘you’re not coping  with this that well’. Asked if he was aware of that as a child, he replied: “Yeah. He added: “It’s you on your own, having to deliver. All these nail varnishes?' Comedian Micky Flanagan has spoken about visiting his father in prison as a 10-year-old and being told to keep his parent’s crimes a secret. Flanagan said he had become overwhelmed by the pressure to deliver, saying it was the hardest thing about being a solo performer. Sections, Teenage Cancer Trust concerts 2014 – London. © Aberdeen Journals Ltd 2020. Desert Island Discs is on BBC Radio 4 at 11.15am on November 19. The dates include Wednesday's gig at The Brighton Centre as well as three shows at the O2 Arena later this week. Comedian Micky Flanagan has spoken about visiting his father in prison as a 10-year-old and being told to keep his parent’s crimes a secret. "Say we were out and I said to my mum, 'Oh mum you know those hairdryers indoors?' Comedian Micky Flanagan has spoken about visiting his father in prison as a 10-year-old and being told to keep his parent's crimes a secret. Asked if a joke in his set about his mum being “off her nut” on valium was a memory or just a gag, he said: “That was probably a memory. "I think for so many women of that generation, tranquillisers were part of every day life. Like many of "the men who came from an East London, Bermondsey background," Jim too found himself involved in low-level crime. Asked if a joke in his set about his mum being “off her nut” on valium was a memory or just a gag, he said: “That was probably a memory. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Original tickets will be valid for the new dates. Comedian Micky Flanagan has spoken about visiting his father in prison as a 10-year-old and being told to keep his parent’s crimes a secret. The stand-up star was raised in Bethnal Green in the east end of London, where he said he was always aware that his father was not always operating inside the law. “Say we were out and I said to my mum, ‘Oh mum you know those hairdryers indoors?’ and she would say ‘Earwigs at the rhubarb, don’t ever talk about anything outside of the house about what’s going on inside the house because essentially you don’t know who is sitting next to you or overhearing it’. Flanagan also spoke about taking a year off from comedy in 2015, despite enjoying huge success. “We sort of didn’t talk much about what was going on inside the house outside the house.

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