Michael McIntyre heads to town

Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre

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COMEDIAN Michael McIntyre had such a welcome from Swindon audiences for his warm-up gig last year that he has decided to come back.

He will be judging the Swindon crowd’s reaction to some new gags before his arena tour next year.

Tickets to the show at Swindon’s Arts Centre on Monday, September 1, were snapped up online within two minutes of going on sale.

Last year there were queues stretching outside the theatre along Devizes Road from fans trying to get tickets, and those fortunate enough to see his Work In Progress show were treated to some of his best gags, as well as a few of his new ones. He was trying out the material for the biggest comedy gig in Africa, when he performed before a crowd of 9,000, in the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg.

The Arts Centre team is looking forward to Michael’s new Work In Progress next month. He will be showcasing some of his new work in readiness for his Happy and Glorious Arena Tour.

Richard Loftus, marketing manager at the Arts Centre, said: “We are thrilled that Michael is coming back to the Arts Centre. It is a real coup for Swindon to have a star of his calibre wanting to try out his new material in front of a Swindon audience.’’ The comedian’s 2015 tour will be in the UK and Ireland at venues such as the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, and the O2 Arena in London. He will be supported by Paul Tonkinson.

The comedian currently hosts his own BBC One chat show The Michael McIntyre Chat Show. In 2011 he joined the panel of judges on Britain’s Got Talent, alongside David Hasselhoff and Amanda Holden, but went back to stand-up the following year.

He became a household name through TV shows such as Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, 8 out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You and his own Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

For details about other shows at the Old Town theatre call 01793 524481.

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11:02am Sat 16 Aug 14

toyota777 says...

Tough luck Swindon,glad I moved away ,I can't stand him.
Tough luck Swindon,glad I moved away ,I can't stand him. toyota777
  • Score: -8

11:03am Sat 16 Aug 14

toyota777 says...

Tough luck Swindon, I'm glad I moved away I can't stand him!
Tough luck Swindon, I'm glad I moved away I can't stand him! toyota777
  • Score: -8

12:44pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Chrisg46 says...

Cos if you still lived here, you would have absolutely have had to go see him, right?
Cos if you still lived here, you would have absolutely have had to go see him, right? Chrisg46
  • Score: -3

12:53pm Sat 16 Aug 14

South Stand says...

toyota777 wrote:
Tough luck Swindon,glad I moved away ,I can't stand him.
I'm sorry I didn't move away. I think he's awful.
[quote][p][bold]toyota777[/bold] wrote: Tough luck Swindon,glad I moved away ,I can't stand him.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry I didn't move away. I think he's awful. South Stand
  • Score: -13

2:48pm Sat 16 Aug 14

twasadawf says...

AS funny as Farmer giles
AS funny as Farmer giles twasadawf
  • Score: -4

6:21pm Sat 16 Aug 14

house on the hill says...

Comedy is like most things (food, drink, art, music, films etc) a matter of opinion and personal choice. As with music, one mans classic is another mans fingernails on a blackboard. Just because you don't find him funny there is no need to make those sorts of comments. Just shows how low society is falling (cue the negative thumbs!). But then with all his fame and fortune I bet he doesn't give a sh1t what you think anyway!
Comedy is like most things (food, drink, art, music, films etc) a matter of opinion and personal choice. As with music, one mans classic is another mans fingernails on a blackboard. Just because you don't find him funny there is no need to make those sorts of comments. Just shows how low society is falling (cue the negative thumbs!). But then with all his fame and fortune I bet he doesn't give a sh1t what you think anyway! house on the hill
  • Score: 22

11:13am Sun 17 Aug 14

South Stand says...

house on the hill wrote:
Comedy is like most things (food, drink, art, music, films etc) a matter of opinion and personal choice. As with music, one mans classic is another mans fingernails on a blackboard. Just because you don't find him funny there is no need to make those sorts of comments. Just shows how low society is falling (cue the negative thumbs!). But then with all his fame and fortune I bet he doesn't give a sh1t what you think anyway!
As you said in your first sentence 'most things are a matter of opinion'............
..that is why I gave mine..........and you are giving yours. For those reasons, I really don't understand your post.
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: Comedy is like most things (food, drink, art, music, films etc) a matter of opinion and personal choice. As with music, one mans classic is another mans fingernails on a blackboard. Just because you don't find him funny there is no need to make those sorts of comments. Just shows how low society is falling (cue the negative thumbs!). But then with all his fame and fortune I bet he doesn't give a sh1t what you think anyway![/p][/quote]As you said in your first sentence 'most things are a matter of opinion'............ ..that is why I gave mine..........and you are giving yours. For those reasons, I really don't understand your post. South Stand
  • Score: -15

4:02pm Sun 17 Aug 14

tucker81 says...

Awful
Awful tucker81
  • Score: -6

8:16pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Phantom Poster says...

South Stand wrote:
house on the hill wrote:
Comedy is like most things (food, drink, art, music, films etc) a matter of opinion and personal choice. As with music, one mans classic is another mans fingernails on a blackboard. Just because you don't find him funny there is no need to make those sorts of comments. Just shows how low society is falling (cue the negative thumbs!). But then with all his fame and fortune I bet he doesn't give a sh1t what you think anyway!
As you said in your first sentence 'most things are a matter of opinion'............

..that is why I gave mine..........and you are giving yours. For those reasons, I really don't understand your post.
Because it's just a news article informing people who might like the guy that he will be appearing in Swindon. I think that's the point of a newspaper., isn't it?

Making the effort to go to the article just to post a message saying you don't like the guy is just childish and troll like.

By the way, I don't like him - his delivery and voice irritate me - but of what relevance does that have to people who are Michael McIntyre fans and have looked at this item to see when he is playing here?

Good luck to you that your life is so devoid of problems that a comedian you don't like visiting Swindon is such an important issue! Is it any wonder that Swindon is the butt of so many jokes!
[quote][p][bold]South Stand[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: Comedy is like most things (food, drink, art, music, films etc) a matter of opinion and personal choice. As with music, one mans classic is another mans fingernails on a blackboard. Just because you don't find him funny there is no need to make those sorts of comments. Just shows how low society is falling (cue the negative thumbs!). But then with all his fame and fortune I bet he doesn't give a sh1t what you think anyway![/p][/quote]As you said in your first sentence 'most things are a matter of opinion'............ ..that is why I gave mine..........and you are giving yours. For those reasons, I really don't understand your post.[/p][/quote]Because it's just a news article informing people who might like the guy that he will be appearing in Swindon. I think that's the point of a newspaper., isn't it? Making the effort to go to the article just to post a message saying you don't like the guy is just childish and troll like. By the way, I don't like him - his delivery and voice irritate me - but of what relevance does that have to people who are Michael McIntyre fans and have looked at this item to see when he is playing here? Good luck to you that your life is so devoid of problems that a comedian you don't like visiting Swindon is such an important issue! Is it any wonder that Swindon is the butt of so many jokes! Phantom Poster
  • Score: 23

9:46am Mon 18 Aug 14

Wiltshirereader says...

Very well said Phantom Poster. Each to his own I say, I personally love his humour and will be going to the show but there's surely no need for people who don't find him funny to have a pop at him just for the sake of it. Get a life!
Very well said Phantom Poster. Each to his own I say, I personally love his humour and will be going to the show but there's surely no need for people who don't find him funny to have a pop at him just for the sake of it. Get a life! Wiltshirereader
  • Score: 4

11:38am Mon 18 Aug 14

benzss says...

I don't understand why people hate Michael McIntyre. His act is decent - not great, but OK. I don't see anything particular offensive in it, it's just pretty standard observational comedy, and certainly better than average.
I don't understand why people hate Michael McIntyre. His act is decent - not great, but OK. I don't see anything particular offensive in it, it's just pretty standard observational comedy, and certainly better than average. benzss
  • Score: 0

2:07pm Mon 18 Aug 14

house on the hill says...

benzss wrote:
I don't understand why people hate Michael McIntyre. His act is decent - not great, but OK. I don't see anything particular offensive in it, it's just pretty standard observational comedy, and certainly better than average.
Because as was said above, comedy is a personal thing and we don't all find the same things funny. I have never liked the more slapstick "stupid" sort of humour, like the office, or little Britain or the league of gentlemen even only fools and horses, the whole concept of idiots being stupid does nothing for me but I know many find it hilarious.

Like you I think he is ok and would watch him if on TV but probably wouldn't pay to see him.
[quote][p][bold]benzss[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why people hate Michael McIntyre. His act is decent - not great, but OK. I don't see anything particular offensive in it, it's just pretty standard observational comedy, and certainly better than average.[/p][/quote]Because as was said above, comedy is a personal thing and we don't all find the same things funny. I have never liked the more slapstick "stupid" sort of humour, like the office, or little Britain or the league of gentlemen even only fools and horses, the whole concept of idiots being stupid does nothing for me but I know many find it hilarious. Like you I think he is ok and would watch him if on TV but probably wouldn't pay to see him. house on the hill
  • Score: 0

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