MICHAEL MCINTYRE NEWS
Michael McIntyre has been presented the keys to The O2, after reaching the milestone of 21 performances at the venue. The record, first established by Prince in 2007, was equalled and subsequently smashed by the legendary comedian during his current seven-night run.
With his first arena tour in 2009 of four nights; a run of ten sell-out shows in 2012; seven shows in his most recent Happy & Glorious 2015 tour and appearances at the annual Channel 4 Comedy Gala; Michael McIntyre has a record twenty-seven performances to his name. He is the most performed artist at the world's number one music and entertainment venue, beating the likes of Take That and One Direction.
The key, designed by The O2 team and presented by Operations Director Steve Gotkine, was finished in gold and mounted on a red velvet backing, resembling the comedian's own iconic artwork. Housed on the walk to stage at The O2, the award will be visible to everyone who performs in future.
Commenting on his record-breaking achievement Steve Gotkine, Operations Director said: 'No other artist has come close to Michael's success at our venue. He has performed a record twenty-seven times, making hundreds of thousands of fans laugh, time and time again. Our team loves having Michael perform and nobody deserves this honour more. Congratulations to Michael and his team.'
Upon receiving the key to The O2 Michael Mcintyre commented: 'This truly is an honour and I'm delighted to have this award. This is a great venue and I'll be reminded every time I look at this wonderful gold key. As I'm now in The O2's twenty-one performances club, I'll be starting a super-group with the other members: Prince, Take That and One Direction. We'll be back to perform together next year.'
Hosted by award winning comedian Michael McIntyre, ITV's screening of The Royal Variety Performance was a ratings smash hit with over eight million viewers last night (Monday 8th December). Also taking part in an unforgettable evening of music, theatre, comedy and dance were: 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 included Simply Red, Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Inala, McBusted, and cast of hit cabaret La Soirée.
Comedy came from acclaimed stand-up Russell Kane, British Comedy Award winner Jack Whitehall, Sarah Millican and Trevor Noah, and the magical talents of Stephen Mulhern.
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.'
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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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