Michael McIntyre

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Michael McIntyre
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Birth name Michael Hazen James McIntyre
Born (1976-02-21) 21 February 1976 (age 38)
Merton, London, England
Medium Stand-up, television
Years active 1999–presenthhhhhhhhhh
Genres Social satire, Observational comedy
Influences Woody Allen, Billy Connolly[1]
Spouse Kitty McIntyre
Children 2
Parent(s) Ray Cameron (deceased)
Kati Cameron
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-)
Website Official website
from the BBC programme Desert Island Discs, 17 July 2011.[2]

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.[3]

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.

In 2014 McIntyre presented his own BBC One chat show titled The Michael McIntyre Chat Show, which was first broadcast on 10 March 2014.[4]

Personal life[edit]

McIntyre resides in Hampstead, London with his aromatherapist wife Kitty, who is a daughter of actor Simon Ward and sister of actress Sophie Ward.[5] The couple have two sons.[citation needed]

His father, Ray Cameron, was a Canadian comedian who wrote for Kenny Everett's television shows.[6] His mother, Kati, is Hungarian.[7] He is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur.[8] McIntyre is also a keen cricket fan and has appeared on Test Match Special to discuss the sport.[9]

Education[edit]

McIntyre went to Stepping Stones Primary School, Hampstead and Arnold House School, St John's Wood[10] and then attended Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood for three years before transferring to local state school Woodhouse College for financial reasons.[11] McIntyre later attended Edinburgh University for one year before dropping out to pursue a career in script-writing.[6][12][12]

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

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[13][14]

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.[15] However he discontinued this role in September 2011, to focus on his 2012 Stand-up tour[16]

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.[17]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Reference(s)
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

Guest appearances[edit]

Stage[edit]

McIntyre has performed three times on the Royal Variety Performance, including in 2010 when he became the youngest ever host.[18]

In 2009, McIntyre performed for an estimated total of 500,000 people on his first tour of the United Kingdom that included a record-breaking six nights at Wembley Arena and four at The O2 Arena.

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.[19]

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.[20]

On 20 April 2013 McIntyre played the biggest comedy gig in Africa to 9,000 fans at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg.[citation needed]

Radio[edit]

McIntyre's radio appearances have included:

Books[edit]

In 2010, McIntyre released his autobiography, "Life and Laughing: My Story".[22]

Awards[edit]

Year Category Award Result
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

Stand-up DVDs[edit]

Title Released Notes
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Life and Laughter Autobiography". Chortle. 16 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Michael McIntyre". Desert Island Discs. 17 July 2011. BBC Radio 4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012jf8n. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  3. ^ "McIntyre is world's most successful comedian". The Daily Telegraph (London). 25 January 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/news/a544078/michael-mcintyre-lands-his-own-bbc-one-chatshow.html
  5. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18947130
  6. ^ a b Amanda Cable. "Michael McIntyre: My other dad was Kenny Everett but I wish I'd spent more time with my real father". The Daily Mail (UK). Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "Michael McIntyre speaks of his devastation at the death of his dad". Mirror. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Comedian issues Spurs rallying call". BBC. 23 February 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2009. 
  9. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01czjtt
  10. ^ Louise Gannon (27 March 2009). "'I spent my life trying to be cool and failing': Michael McIntyre on his change of fortune | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  11. ^ Gannon, Louise. "'I spent my life trying to be cool and failing': Michael McIntyre on his change of fortune". The Daily Mail (UK). Retrieved 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "Laughing all the way to chedder gorge Michael McIntyre". The Scotsman. UK. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  13. ^ Cox, Gordon (15 November 2012). "McIntyre: Luring fans for 'Live and Laughing'". Variety. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "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. 
  15. ^ New BGT judges revealed!
  16. ^ "Michael McIntyre stands up Britain's Got Talent – Comic quits show to do 100-gig tour". The Sun. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Downton Abbey overtakes EastEnders in updated Xmas ratings". televisual.com. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Michael McIntyre to host Royal Variety Performance". BBC. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  19. ^ Michael McIntyre. "Michael McIntyre refuses to perform for debt collectors and loses 28k fee". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  20. ^ "Michael McIntyre world's best-selling comedian in 2012". www. suchsmallportions.com. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "Desert Island Discs – Michael McIntyre". Bbc.co.uk. 22 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  22. ^ 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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