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Comic Michael McIntyre has shown that funny means money after amassing a massive £5million in just two years.
Written by Colin Robertson. The Sun, 4th January 2012
Michael McIntrye's Christmas Comedy Roadshow received rave reviews from those who watched the comedian and his special guests at the Theatre Royal.
Metro, 26th December 2011
"I'm not going to crack America. I'm staying, sorry. It's taken me long enough to sort things out here and I don't want to start again somewhere else."
Written by Andrew Williams. Metro, 14th December 2010
Michael McIntyre has admitted that he is annoyed by some critics of his work.
Digital Spy, 10th November 2010
Michael McIntyre admits to BBC Breakfast that his early career wasn't quite as fruitful.
BBC Breakfast, 27th October 2010
He appears in front of hundreds of thousands of fans every year, tops the bestseller charts and hosts his own primetime TV show. But Michael McIntyre, who earns millions for making people laugh, thinks he's a loser.
Written by Brian McIver. The Daily Record, 25th October 2010
In our regular interview spot here on the blog, we're pleased to catch up with Andi Osho and pose the following important questions...
BBC Comedy Blog, 23rd October 2010
Thanks to a spread of guests ranging from mediocre to tolerable, McIntyre's last stop on his televised tour is underwhelming. Headline act Ardal O'Hanlon peddles his usual awkward material with sloppy delivery. Canadian comic Sean Collins and Londoner Andi Osho seem to impress the audience (made up of most of the Emmerdale cast including Pauline Quirke), but would surely be hard pressed to squeeze a smirk from a crowd not already lubricated by such a clever compere. McIntyre is in Leeds for the last leg, so naturally he's tried to think of some funny things to say about the locals. He does well, picking them up on their tendency not to say "the" and also gently mocking Yorkshire folks' love of a carvery. His material isn't pioneering (at times it's pretty thin), but when he adds a silly walk and his twangy delivery, it usually comes together.
Ruth Margolis, Radio Times, 23rd October 2010
Tonight's main guest is Irish comic Ardal O'Hanlon, at whom it's still difficult to look without seeing Dougal, the simple-minded priest from Father Ted with trouble distinguishing between "small" and "far away". Jolly bemusement remains a crucial element of O'Hanlon's act, but he regularly subverts expectations with his smart and faintly surreal asides - for example, the assertion that Ryanair have now become so crafty that they're charging for emotional baggage.
Noel Fielding, who looks like a cross between Sandie Shaw and Russell Brand, is tonight's headline act. But the Bristol audience isn't sure how to deal with him. There's a bit of reserve and possibly even bafflement in the applause. Which is perfectly understandable, as Fielding's brand of delicate surrealism withers under the glare of a broad-brush comedy show. Much more mainstream are John Sessions lookalike Hal Cruttenden, who does a very good camp Alexander the Great; Seann Walsh and his routine about why people don't use moving walkways in airports; and Mike Gunn, who makes jokes about his wife. But, as always, it's McIntyre the audience has really come to see and he wins them over completely with his impression of a rail ticket inspector and his account of reading the bedtime story on CBeebies.
Alison Graham, Radio Times, 16th October 2010
The voiceover man from The X Factor gives a bellowing introduction to Michael McIntyre and the latter skips onto the blazingly lit stage to a hysterical welcome from the people of Dublin. And that's the pitch it stays at throughout - bright lights, big laughs and constant reminders from McIntyre that what we're seeing is "Brilliant! Fantastic! Well done! Brilliant!" Which it certainly will be for anyone who likes jokes about Irishness. Keith Farnan riffs on the Irish fondness for drink, arguing that "If Irish men didn't drink we'd be Italian", and their rubbish dancing (ah, Riverdance jokes - remember them?), while Tommy Tiernan jokes about the Irish economic boom: "We found out when times were good that money doesn't suit Irish people." But it's the sheer strangeness of Andrew Lawrence's act that may stay in the mind longest. It's hard to improve on his way of describing himself: "Ginger hair, creepy face and voice like a sex offender." But funny, too.
David Butcher, Radio Times, 9th October 2010
An interview with stand-up Zoe Lyons.
BBC Comedy Blog, 6th October 2010
Perrier Award winner Tommy Tierman has yet to make the same sort of transition to TV fame and fortune as other past winners. But the Irish comedian says that's just the way he likes it...
Written by Dave Freak. South Wales Echo, 6th October 2010
'Oh my God, what have I done?' thought comedian Keith Farnan shortly after jacking in his career as a lawyer.
Written by Brian Boyd. The Irish Times, 6th October 2010
Michael McIntyre's perpetual effervescence fizzes in Blackpool, a town ripe with potential for gags about fags, chips and people with funny accents wearing fleeces. McIntyre also has some sport with members of the Blackpool football team, who are in the audience. The headline act is a hectoring John Bishop, whose coarse schtick about stag dos, hen nights and sex toys is an acquired taste. Much more interesting is Miles Jupp - who was so good in the BBC2 sitcom Rev - mining his background. "I'm privileged, not just to be here, but in general." Elsewhere, the unsettling Terry Alderton, with a strange, tangential but often winning act, has fun with body-popping cockneys, while Justin Moorhouse is rude about fat people.
Alison Graham, Radio Times, 2nd October 2010
Michael McIntyre takes his Roadshow to Blackpool and introduces another host of great stand-ups including Terry Alderton, who joins us to answer a few questions...
BBC Comedy Blog, 1st October 2010
McIntyre leaps on to the stage as he always does, as if he's bouncing on an invisible pogo stick, to entrance the audience at Sunderland's Empire Theatre with a routine about murderer Raoul Moat. Risky, or so you would think, as it's surely all still a bit too raw and close to home. But this is McIntyre, so it isn't monstrously tasteless. Rather, he has fun with former soccer star Paul Gascoigne's bizarre walk-on part in the drama, when he turned up at Moat's denouement clutching sandwiches and a fishing rod. Perhaps other North East personalities should have done the same, ponders McIntyre, and arrived at the crime scene clutching snacks and pastimes. It works, once you've allowed yourself an initial, sharp intake of breath. It's a good bill, headlined by the rather sweet Sarah Millican, with her self-deprecation and observations about bras and dress-sizes.
Alison Graham, Radio Times, 25th September 2010
Bobby Carroll on why comics have turned on one of their own.
Written by Bobby Carroll. Chortle, 21st September 2010
He is used to being the one in the spotlight. But Michael McIntyre seemed keen to shift the attention to the Prime Minister's personal trainer after his strict regime helped the comedian lose two stone.
Written by Simon Cable. The Daily Mail, 21st September 2010
From what I hear, Michael McIntyre isn't the most popular of stand-ups among other comics. If that is indeed the case, I can only assume they're desperately jealous. It can, after all, be quite an unpleasantly competitive area of showbusiness.
One of our favourite funny-men, Michael McIntyre, is back on the road with a new series of Comedy Roadshows. In the host's honour, we've gathered together a selection of his best one-liners.
Sky.com, 18th September 2010
Michael McIntyre bounds on stage, newly svelte and very natty in a purple suit. He doesn't look like the most polarising figure in British comedy. Polarising in the sense that mass audiences adore him, while other, less successful comics marinate in resentment whenever his name is mentioned. Fine, yes, McIntyre is very safe (though he says "s**t" twice, to my horror - it's like hearing your favourite auntie swear), but the observational stuff is fun. It may be obvious, but there you go, that's observation for you. Anyway, I like him, and the Glasgow audience at the first of a new run of Roadshows is in his pocket immediately as he tells cute stories about his two small children, revolving doors at airports and trampolines in gardens. None of it will start any revolutions, but who needs that on a Saturday night? He's not Bill Hicks. McIntyre is wildly enthusiastic about the night's acts, including local boy Kevin Bridges, garrulous Canadian Craig Campbell and Radio 4 favourite Milton Jones, whose punning, literal schtick makes my teeth itch with annoyance.
Alison Graham, The Radio Times, 18th September 2010
The besuited funnyman's stand-up showcase returns. McIntyre himself divides opinion - he seems to be almost as unpopular with critics as he is beloved by audiences - but there's no doubting his infectious energy as he hauls his sparkly set around six large theatre venues. The tour begins at Glasgow Theatre Royal, where our host is joined by teen prodigy Daniel Sloss, hairy Canadian Craig Campbell, punning surrealist Milton Jones and headline act Kevin Bridges, a fast-rising raconteur who'll be cheered in his home town.
His Comedy Roadshow pulls in the viewers like no other stand-up TV show for a long time, but not everybody is a fan of Michael McIntyre.
London is Funny, 17th September 2010
Tomorrow night, Michael McIntyre is taking his Comedy Roadshow to the Theatre Royal in Glasgow, and local favourite Kevin Bridges is headlining. We caught up with Kevin and asked him a few questions...
Written by Jon Aird. BBC Comedy Blog, 17th September 2010