MICHAEL MCINTYRE NEWS
MICHAEL MCINTYRE WILL HOST THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE 2014 WITH GLOBAL SUPERSTARS DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY, BETTE MIDLER, DEMI LOVATO AND ED SHEERAN
Legendary global icons Dame Shirley Bassey and Bette Midler are to take to the stage at this year's Royal Variety Performance 2014, being held at the home of British Variety, the London Palladium.
The star studded spectacular takes place on Thursday 13th November and will be hosted by award winning comedian Michael McIntyre, who said of the occasion: 'When the Queen FaceTimed me and asked me to host the Royal Variety Performance again I was utterly thrilled, especially when she told me it was to be in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I plan on wearing the dress Catherine wore at the St Andrew's University fashion show to guarantee I hold Prince William's attention throughout.'
Also taking part in what promises to be an unforgettable evening of music, theatre, comedy and dance will be: Ivor Novello award winner and Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran, BRIT Award winner Ellie Goulding, American superstar Demi Lovato, Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro, the cast of multi-award winning musical Miss Saigon and critically acclaimed tenor Alfie Boe.
Other highlights include Simply Red, who have sold over 25 million albums worldwide, Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Inala, McBusted and cast of hit cabaret La Soireée.
Comedy comes from acclaimed stand-up Russell Kane, British Comedy Award winner Jack Whitehall, Sarah Millican and Trevor Noah, and the magical talents of Stephen Mulhern.
The event is staged in aid of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, whose patron is Her Majesty The Queen. The money raised from the show helps those people from the world of entertainment in need of care and assistance.
The 2014 Royal Variety Performance takes place on Thursday 13th November and will be screened by ITV in December. It is commissioned by Peter Davey, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, ITV. The Executive Producers are Fiona Clark and Glenn Coomber and the Creative Director is Lee Connolly, ITV Studios Entertainment.
Michael Mcintyre's Christmas Charity Show is back at the Hammersmith Apollo on December 17th! Michael's annual show in aid of Kids Company is now in it's fifth year. As always, Michael will introduce a galaxy of comedy stars and surprise guests. Acts confirmed so far include Sean Lock, Ross Noble, Josh Widdicombe, Seann Walsh and Jason Manford. A fantastically funny festive treat not to be missed!
Tickets are available from Thursday 6th November at 10:00am here, for £60/50.
The Ticketmaster State Of Play: Comedy Report which was released this week announced the most popular comedians as voted for by the public are Lee Evans at number one and Michael McIntyre at number two.
With both currently touring, now's a great time to see your favourites on the road.
Michael McIntrye returns with his hotly anticipated brand new stand-up show Happy & Glorious.
Michael's previous tour Showtime was the biggest selling comedy tour in the world in 2012, playing to over 640,000 people including a record-breaking ten-night residency at London's O2 Arena, matching the pop-superstar Rihanna's 2011 record.
Michael has released three best-selling DVDs: 2008's Live and Laughing was the biggest selling UK debut stand-up DVD of its time; Hello Wembley, which in 2009 became the fastest-selling UK stand-up DVD of all time a record it still holds, and 2012's Showtime, which beat its competitors to the Christmas Number One spot.
The past few years have been exceptional for Michael. In 2013 he performed internationally, playing to sold out arenas in South Africa, Dubai, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. His show in Johannesburg was the largest ever comedy show in Africa and his Dubai shows won the Time Out Best Night Out award.
Most recent highlights have included him making his debut as a chat show host on The Michael McIntyre's Chat Show for BBC1. But now Michael is set to return to the stage in what promises to be his biggest and funniest tour yet.
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Off The Kerb Productions are pleased to announce that The Michael McIntyre Chat Show will return for a second series, continuing from its debut earlier this year. The show launched with consolidated viewing figures of over four million for the opening show on March 10. The final episode of the first series airs tonight (April 14) at 10:35pm on BBC One, with special guests Sir Bruce Forsyth, James Corden and Alex Jones.
JACK DEE, SEAN LOCK, JOSH WIDDICOMBE, ADAM HILLS AND SEANN WALSH ALL RELEASE THEIR NEW DVDS ON MONDAY
On Monday 18th November, Universal Pictures will be releasing new stand-up DVDs from Jack Dee, Sean Lock, Josh Widdicombe, Adam Hills and Seann Walsh. There will also be two boxsets released of Michael McIntyre and Kevin Bridges containing all their DVDs plus a C4 Comedy Gala in aid of Great Ormond St Hospital DVD, filmed at the 2013 fund raiser at the London 02 Arena, which includes unseen footage. Titles are as follows: Jack Dee - So What! Sean Lock - Purple Van Man Josh Widdicombe - And Another Thing... Adam Hills - Happyism Seann Walsh - Seann To Be Wild Michael McIntyre - The Complete Laughter Box Kevin Bridges - The Full Story C4 Comedy Gala In Aid Of Great Ormond St Hospital
The DVD Michael McIntyre - Showtime was number one on Christmas Day in the official UK Comedy Stand-Up Chart and finished the week with 65,090 sales, ahead of Mrs Brown's Boys with 49,015 sales for the week leading up to Christmas Day and finishing on Saturday 29th December. Kevin Bridges - The Story Continues... climbs to number five with 27,093 sales, with Jon Richardson - Funny Magnet at number eleven with 9,205 sales closely followed by Dara O Brian - Craic Dealer at twelve with 7,950. Paul Chowdhry - What's Happening White People? has climbed to twenty-one with 1,.549 sales. Sales figures are for the period Sunday 23rd until Saturday 29th December 2012.
MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S UK ARENA TOUR, SHOWTIME, HAS BEEN NOMINATED IN THE COMEDY SECTION OF THIS YEAR’S BILLBOARD TOURING AWARDS
Michael McIntyre‘s Showtime seventy-one date UK and Ireland Arena tour has been nominated in the comedy section of this year’s Billboard Touring Awards. The legendary American music industry magazine recognises tours from throughout the world over the last twelve months.
With a further six nights at Wembley Arena on November the 28th, 29th and 30th, plus December 1st, 2nd and 3rd, this brings Michael’s shows in London to sixteen.
MICHAEL MCINTYRE RETURNS FOR A SECOND YEAR TO HOST HIS CHRISTMAS CHARITY SHOW IN AID OF THE KIDS COMPANY
Michael McIntyre returns for s second year to host his Christmas Charity Show in aid of the Kids Company at the Hammersmith Apollo on Monday 12th December, 8:00pm.
Due to outstanding public demand, Michael McIntyre will be playing extra dates at the following venues in 2012.
Tickets go on sale 9am Tuesday 15th October.
Friday 14th; Birmingham NIA
Saturday 15th; Birmingham NIA
Friday 5th: London o2 Arena
Saturday 6th; London o2 Arena
Wednesday 17th: Belfast Odyssey Arena
Thursday 18th: Belfast Odyssey Arena
Extra dates to be added in Dublin - stay tuned for updates.
Tickets for the Michael McIntyre UK & Ireland Autumn arena tour 2012 are to go on sale to the general public at 9am on Thursday 31st March, 2011. This will be Michael’s third and biggest tour to date taking in the following cities
Wednesday 22nd August – Wednesday 29th August – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Box Office Number: 029 20 22 44 88
Monday 3rd September – Saturday 8th September – Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
Box Office Number: 08444 124 624
Monday 17th September – Saturday 22nd September – Birmingham, NIA
Box Office Number: 0844 338 0338
Wednesday 26th September – Tuesday 2nd October – London, The o2
Box Office Number: 0844 856 0202
Wednesday 10th October – Saturday 13th October – Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
Box Office Number: 0114 256 56 56
Friday 19th October – Saturday 20th October – Belfast, Odyssey Arena
Box Office Number: 028 90 739074
Wednesday 24th October – Monday 29th October – Manchester, MEN Arena
Box Office Number: 0844 847 8000
Saturday 3rd November – Wednesday 7th November – Glasgow, SECC
Box Office Number: 0844 395 4000
Friday 9th November – Monday 12th November – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Box Office Number: 0844 493 6666
Friday 16th November – Saturday 17th November – Dublin, The o2
Box Office: 0818 719 300
Thursday 22nd November – Saturday 24th November – Liverpool, Echo Arena
Box Office: 0844 8000 400
Wednesday 28th November – Monday 3rd December – London, Wembley Arena
Box Office: 0844 815 0815
A third stand-up DVD of the tour will be available in Nov 2012 to follow ‘Michael McIntyre Live & Laughing’ (2008) and ‘Michael McIntyre Hello Wembley’ (2009) which have now sold well over 2.5 million copies.
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Star of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Britain’s Got Talent and winner of the 2010 British Comedy Award for Best Male TV Comic.
Michael McIntyre’s spot on observational comedy and trademark ability to turn everyday situations into master-classes of human exasperation have struck chords with millions of fans, resolutely cementing him as one of the UK’s most loved and treasured comedy performers today.
He has released two best-selling DVDs; Live And Laughing, which currently holds 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 will be released by Universal Pictures (UK) November 2012.
Michael has had an exceptional two 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 will see Michael return to the road with his biggest arena tour to date taking in 58 dates all over the UK and Ireland.
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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