Michael McIntyre has spot on observational comedy and a trademark ability to turn everyday situations into masterclasses of human exasperation; resolutely cementing him as one of the UK’s most loved and treasured comedy performers. Star of Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Britain’s Got Talent; and winner of the 2010 British Comedy Award for Best Male TV Comic.
Michael McIntyre: Stand Up Comedy
He has released two best selling DVDs. Live And Laughing, which held the top spot as the biggest selling UK debut stand up DVD; and Hello Wembley, which in 2009 became the fastest selling UK stand up DVD of all time. Live & Laughing and Hello Wembley have sold a staggering combined total of 2,500,000 copies. In November 2010 he also released the best selling stand up box set, Michael McIntyre: The Complete Collection. A DVD of the 2012 arena tour was released by Universal Pictures in November 2012.
Michael has had an exceptional few years. Highlights include writing his first autobiography Life & Laughing, released in Oct 2010 by Penguin Books and selling over 360,000 copies; as the Christmas number one and one of the best selling non-fiction books of the year. Hosting the 2010 Royal Variety Performance in front of HRH Prince Charles. A 54 date sell out arena tour in 2009 playing to over 500,000 people; including six nights at Wembley Arena plus four at the O2.
2012 saw Michael return to the road with his biggest arena tour to date; taking in 58 dates all over the UK and Ireland.
Michael McIntyre: Award Winning
Other highlights include a 2010 British Comedy Award for Best Male TV Comic; a 2009 British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up Performer; plus two nominations for Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Best Comedy Entertainment Programme for Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow; two hugely successful critically acclaimed series of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow on BBC ONE (2009 and 2010). That regularly achieved audiences of five million and notched up numerous award nominations including; a BAFTA, National TV Award, RTS and Broadcast awards.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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