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McIntyre at the British Academy Television Awards 2009
|Born||Michael Hazen James McIntyre
21 February 1976
Merton, London, England
|Education||Arnold House School|
|Occupation||Stand-up comedian, Television personality|
|Influenced by||Woody Allen, Billy Connolly|
|Television||Live at the Apollo (2007, 08, 09)
Comedy Roadshow (2009—)
Britain's Got Talent (2011)
Comic Relief (2011—)
|Spouse(s)||Kitty McIntyre (m. 2003)|
|Children||Lucas McIntyre (b. 2005)
Oscar McIntyre (b. 2008)
|Parents||Ray Cameron (deceased)
In addition to stand-up, he has hosted his own BBC One comedy programme Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow he has featured in three episodes of Live at the Apollo and in 2011, McIntyre was a judge on Britain's Got Talent. McIntyre has co-hosted various segments of Comic Relief in 2011 and 2013.
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 Edinburgh University for one year before dropping out to pursue a career in script-writing. He has said that he cannot remember whether it was biology or chemistry that he studied while there.
One of McIntyre's earliest TV appearances was in Steve Chisholm's A-Z of Extraordinary Sexual Fetishes in 2005, where he discussed a fetish for tweed.
McIntyre has appeared three times on BBC One's Live at the Apollo, once in 2007, once in 2008 and once in 2009.
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 of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, which featured Jack Dee, Sean Lock, Rhod Gilbert, David Mitchell, James Corden, Miranda Hart, Rob Brydon and had music from Pixie Lott and Kylie Minogue. The show was watched by 8.1 million viewers.
|2006, 08,||8 out of 10 Cats||Panellist||3 episodes|
|2007-09||Live at the Apollo||Comic||3 episodes|
|2007, 08||Mock the Week||Panellist||5 episodes|
|2007, 08||Have I Got News for You||Panellist||2 episodes|
|2008||Would I Lie to You?||Panellist||1 episode|
|2009||Top Gear||Guest||1 episode|
|2009, 10, 12||Alan Carr: Chatty Man||Guest||4 episodes|
|2009, 10||Chris Moyles' Quiz Night||Guest||2 episodes|
|2009-11||Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow||Presenter||All|
|2010||The Big Fat Quiz of the Year||Guest||1 episode|
|2011||Britain's Got Talent||Judge||Series 5|
|2011, 13||Comic Relief||Presenter||Main telethons|
|2012||The Jonathan Ross Show||Guest||1 episode|
In December 2009, McIntyre cancelled a stand-up show at short 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 Michael McIntyre the world’s biggest selling comedian in 2012, bringing in around £21m.
On April 20, 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".
McIntyre lives in Hampstead, London with his aromatherapist wife Kitty, a daughter of actor Simon Ward and sister of actress Sophie Ward. The couple married in 2003 and have two sons, Lucas (born 2005), and Oscar (born 2008).
|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|
- "Daily Mail".
- "Life and Laughter Autobiography". Chortle. 16 October 2010.
- "McIntyre is world's most successful comedian". The Daily Telegraph (London). 25 January 2013.
- Gannon, Louise (27 March 2009). "'I spent my life trying to be cool and failing': Michael McIntyre on his change of fortune". The Daily Mail (UK). Retrieved 2009.
- "Laughing all the way to a television near you – Michael McIntyre – Scotsman.com Living". The Scotsman. UK. Retrieved 4 July 2009.
- Amanda Cable (14 November 2008). "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.
- New BGT judges revealed! talent.itv.com (2010-12-14)
- "Michael McIntyre stands up Britain’s Got Talent – Comic quits show to do 100-gig tour". The Sun. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- "Downton Abbey overtakes EastEnders in updated Xmas ratings". www. televisual.com. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
- "Michael McIntyre to host Royal Variety Performance". BBC. 6 April 2010. 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. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
- Desert Island Discs – Michael McIntyre 2011-07-22
- Walden, Celia (2 November 2010). "Interview with Michael McIntyre". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 28 August 2011.
- "Comedian issues Spurs rallying call". BBC. 23 February 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
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