Each week, The Graham Norton Show hosts a variety of guests, from Hollywood’s biggest A-listers to British stars who might be more of a household name in the U.K. than they are anywhere else.
Fortunately, we’re here to bridge that cultural gap and fill you in on the more obscure names that are sitting down for a chat and a drink with Graham.
Process of elimination cancels out Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey, famous Hollywood faces, along with Lena Dunham, known for her hit U.S. television show, Girls.
That only leaves room for English stand-up comic Micky Flanagan, the gentleman leaning in on Dunham’s left.
Though he might not be a household name in the U.S., Flanagan is one of the most successful comedians in the U.K. His impressive 2010/2011 tour was extended several times and culminated with the fastest-selling standup act in the West End. He was also the top-selling comedian in the U.K. last year, and his Back in the Game tour included three shows at Wembley Stadium and a whopping seven night run at the O2.
He’s no stranger to the Graham Norton couch, having been on twice so far. Here he is explaining what it is to be a “tea leaf”:
Flanagan is now fronting his own Sky1 show, Detour De France, in which he and pal Noel Lynch take on the Tour de France cycle route.
Catch a preview of him discussing his wife’s “monkey feet” before the episode airs on BBC America this Saturday (November 8):