Top British comedian Micky Flanagan has postponed a string of shows on his U.K. tour following the death of his mother.

The funnyman, who regularly appears on U.K. panel shows 8 Out of 10 Cats and Have I Got News for You, has scrapped gigs in London and Brighton, England later this month (Oct13).

A post on his official website reads, "Micky Flanagan has taken the difficult decision to postpone his forthcoming shows at The Brighton Centre on 23rd October and The O2 Arena on 24, 25 & 26 October 2013 following the sad loss of his Mother."

The stand-up shows have been rescheduled for December (13).