McIntyre at the British Academy Television Awards 2009.
|Birth name||Michael Hazen James McIntyre|
21 February 1976 |
Merton, London, England
|Genres||Social satire, Observational comedy|
|Influences||Woody Allen, Billy Connolly|
|Parent(s)||Ray Cameron (deceased)
|Notable works and roles||Live at the Apollo (2007-09)
Comedy Roadshow (2009–)
Britain's Got Talent (2011)
Comic Relief (2011–)
The Michael McIntyre Chat Show (2014-)
Michael Hazen James McIntyre (born 21 February 1976) is an English comedian, actor and presenter. In 2012 he was reported to be the highest-grossing comedian in the world.
In addition to stand-up, he has hosted his own BBC One comedy programme Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, has featured in three episodes of Live at the Apollo and in 2011 was a judge on Britain's Got Talent. In 2011 and 2013 McIntyre co-hosted various segments of Comic Relief.
His father, Ray Cameron, was a Canadian comedian who wrote for Kenny Everett's television shows. His mother, Kati, is Hungarian. He is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur. McIntyre is also a keen cricket fan and has appeared on Test Match Special to discuss the sport.
McIntyre went to Stepping Stones Primary School, Hampstead and Arnold House School, St John's Wood and then attended Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood for three years before transferring to local state school Woodhouse College for financial reasons. McIntyre later attended the University of Edinburgh for one year before dropping out to pursue a career in script-writing.
McIntyre has appeared three times on BBC One's Live at the Apollo, once in 2007, once in 2008 and once in 2009. He has released three DVDs, Live and Laughing, Hello Wembley and Showtime, that have sold a combined total of over three million copies in the UK
Among McIntyre's many comedy panel show and chat show appearances are Chris Moyles' Quiz Night, Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News for You, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Would I Lie To You?, The Apprentice: You're Fired!, Alan Carr: Chatty Man and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.
From 6 June 2009, McIntyre began hosting Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, which aired on Saturday nights on BBC One. On 5 July 2009, McIntyre appeared on the BBC show Top Gear as the "star in a reasonably priced car", driving around the Top Gear test track in one minute and 48.7 seconds. During his lap of the track he almost rolled the car while going around the final corner.
On 31 March 2010, McIntyre took part in Channel 4's Comedy Gala, a benefit show held in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, filmed live at London's O2 Arena. He also appeared on the year's edition of The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, where he was partnered with Alan Carr.
On 14 December 2010, it was announced that McIntyre would join the Britain's Got Talent judges' panel in 2011, alongside David Hasselhoff and Amanda Holden. However he discontinued this role in September 2011, to focus on his 2012 Stand-up tour
McIntyre has co-hosted various segments of Comic Relief in 2011 and 2013.
On Christmas Day 2011, McIntyre hosted a Christmas Special edition of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. The show was watched by 8.1 million viewers.
Beginning on 10 March 2014, McIntyre has fronted his own BBC One chat show The Michael McIntyre Chat Show. A second series of the show was announced on 12 April 2014. It will air later in the year.
|2007–09||Live at the Apollo||Comic||3 episodes|
|2009–11||Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow||Presenter||All|
|2011||Britain's Got Talent||Judge||Series 5|
|2011, 13||Comic Relief||Presenter||Main telethons|
|2014||The Michael McIntyre Chat Show||Presenter||One series & upcoming second series|
- 8 Out of 10 Cats (2006 & 2008) - Panellist
- Mock the Week (2007 & 2008) - Panellist
- Have I Got News For You (2007 & 2008) - Panellist
- Would I Lie to You? (2008) - Panellist
- Top Gear (2009) - Star in a Reasonably priced car
- Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009, 10 & 2012) - Guest
- Chris Moyles' Quiz Night (2009 & 2010) - Guest
- The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (28 December 2008 & 3 January 2011) - Guest
- The Jonathan Ross Show (22 December 2012) - Guest
In December 2009, McIntyre cancelled a stand-up show with less than 30 minutes' notice after discovering that he would be performing to debt collectors. He had revealed only weeks earlier how he had struggled with substantial debt only a few years before breaking through in to the mainstream. McIntyre stated that he would have gone against his principles by performing the show.
In 2012, his UK tour included 71 arena dates, playing to over 700,000 people, including a record breaking 10 nights at the O2 Arena in London. According to ticket sales company Pollstar the tour helped make McIntyre the world's biggest selling comedian in 2012, bringing in around £21m.
On 20 April 2013 McIntyre played the biggest comedy gig in Africa to 9,000 fans at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg.
McIntyre's radio appearances have included:
- Does the Team Think? (BBC Radio 2)
- Heresy, 4 Stands Up, Happy Mondays, The Unbelievable Truth (all on BBC Radio 4)
- The Jon Richardson Show (BBC 6 Music)
- The Jonathan Ross Show (BBC Radio 2)
- The Chris Moyles Show (BBC Radio 1)
- Desert Island Discs 2011-07-22 (BBC radio 4)
In 2010, McIntyre released his autobiography, "Life and Laughing: My Story".
|2003||Edinburgh Festival: Perrier Award||Best Newcomer||Nominated|
|2007||Chortle Awards||Best Headliner||Nominated|
|2008||Chortle Awards||Best Headliner||Won|
|British Comedy Awards||Best Live Stand-up||Nominated|
|2009||British Comedy Awards||Best Comedy Entertainment Personality||Nominated|
|British Comedy Awards||Best Stand-Up||Won|
|GQ Award||Best Comedian||Won|
|2010||National Television Awards||Best Entertainment Presenter||Nominated|
|Chortle Awards||Best Tour||Won|
|RTS Awards||Best Entertainment Presenter||Nominated|
|BAFTA Awards||Entertainment Performance||Nominated|
|British Comedy Awards||Best Male TV Comic||Won|
|2012||National Television Awards||Best Entertainment Show (Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow)||Won|
|BAFTA Awards||Best Entertainment Programme (Michael McIntyre's Christmas Comedy Roadshow)||Nominated|
|Live & Laughing||17 November 2008||Live at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo|
|Live 2009: Hello Wembley!||16 November 2009||Live at London's Wembley Arena|
|Showtime!||12 November 2012||Live at London's O2 Arena|
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- "Michael McIntyre's £1m Christmas present: Comedian set to rake in sum from bestselling DVD | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
- New BGT judges revealed!
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- "Downton Abbey overtakes EastEnders in updated Xmas ratings". televisual.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
- "Michael McIntyre to host Royal Variety Performance". BBC. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- Michael McIntyre. "Michael McIntyre refuses to perform for debt collectors and loses 28k fee". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
- "Michael McIntyre world's best-selling comedian in 2012". www. suchsmallportions.com. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
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- Harris, Jogn (13 December 2010). "Why celebrity memoirs rule publishing". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
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