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Hot Picks: Michael McIntyre - Happy & Glorious Tour

Tuesday 31 May 2016

Hot Picks: Michael McIntyre - Happy & Glorious Tour

Highest-grossing comedian in the world, impeccable British actor and well-loved host, you just can’t ignore the legend that is Michael McIntyre.

In just a span of 10 years, the world served witness on how McIntyre rose to fame, thanks to his exceptional charm, talent and wit. Soon after he gained a big break at The Royal Variety Performance in 2006, he became the youngest person to host the prestigious show and was ultimately the fastest selling comedian in the world.

The 40-year-old comedian doesn’t stop there. McIntyre is currently touring his latest sell-out stand-up show Happy & Glorious in the UK before heading to Australian shores. Kicking off in Sydney, Michael will be blasting his brand of comedy at the Qudos Bank Arena, before heading down to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena. After just a day off, he will be up the coast again to perform in Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, before finally wrapping his tour in Perth’s entertainment and sporting hub, the Perth Arena.

In Happy & Glorious, McIntyre talks about his family and his home. He tells about a life people can relate to‒ from his wife’s supermarket journey to kids “going mental” on taking turns pushing lift buttons. One time he attacked the weather‒ "No one has change their plans according to the high pressure or low pressure." Simple but rib-tickling!

We’re also excited to hear McIntyre’s thoughts about Australians as he’s an observer of cultures and languages around the world. Last time he revealed Aussies living in London are hyper human beings who talk fast and quite loud, but mainland people “literally have the time in the world to finish sentences.”

At last, a comic who’s outrageously funny but doesn’t rely on atrocious remarks, shocking techniques or magic tricks. What McIntyre does is by no means mathematical, but simply a genius way of turning regular topics and everyday life situations to a series of comprehensive and relatable wins or struggles, as if the world lacks more other important issues to address. As the title suggests, the show is a feel-good stand-up‒ free from hard news and political correctness.

Australian fans can’t get enough of McIntyre when he visited in 2013, garnering stellar reviews in all his arena shows. He will be back not with a vengeance, but with the goal to make "the audience laugh until their faces hurt.”

However, there’s a corresponding pressure to outdo Showtime, his largest tour to date which included 71 arena shows, playing to over half a million people, including a record breaking 10 nights at the O2 Arena in London.

Selling out almost 400,000 tickets, The UK and Ireland legs of the Happy & Glorious Tour saw McIntyre beat his rivals to the Christmas Number One slot in the DVD chart.

The closest we get to experience the legend is to see for ourselves. We already bought our tickets so if you haven’t got one yet… do! Michael McIntyre’s Happy & Glorious Tour is going to be the best night out in October - see you there!

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