Cracking Up with Michael McIntyre

One of the biggest icons in the comedic world, Michael McIntyre is an English comedian, writer, and television presenter, with a hilarious wit and cunningly quick replies. He has sold over entire arenas for his shoes like the Wembley Arena and the O2 arena, becoming the highest ever grossing comedian. His delivery, coupled with his content and physical gestures certainly make for a belly aching, watery eyed show echoing with shrieks of laughter.

Michael McIntyre, winner of the Entertainment Performance award, poses in the Winner's room at the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Award

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It is obvious he writes his content himself, finding hilarity in the most mundane tasks of life, like crossing a road, or grocery shopping, or pressing the buttons on the lift. He draws inspiration from his own life, often making his wife and children the punchline of his jokes, with their consent of course. He skips, rolls, lies down, jumps, and runs on the stage, adding further character to his jokes, which almost seem like an extremely funny narration of an extremely funny story, even though the inspiration is drawn from topics like dieting and parenting, topics most people dread. As an English presenter, he also seems to be the only one to dare to poke fun at the Scots. He has an entire catalog of Scottish jokes, poking fun at their ways of doing things and even some Scottish stereotypes. He manages to do this without being the slightest bit offensive or political, which is a massive achievement for an English presenter and comedian. He has also done a segment on accents around the world, again without offending anyone. In fact, such jokes are appreciated by the people, countries, and races in question.

He has mostly worked with BBC and currently presents his own Saturday night series, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, and the game show, The Wheel, on BBC One. He is certainly someone to check out, especially if you are having a bad day.