Comedian Michael McIntyre to perform at Waterside

Michael Macintyre
Michael Macintyre

One of Britain’s most famous comedians, Micheal McIntyre, is performing at the Waterside Theatre next month.

McIntyre, who is more used to performing in front of huge arena crowds, is coming to Aylesbury on Tuesday, May 19 as part of the warm-up for his Happy and Glorious 2015 UK tour.

The fixture was only confirmed yesterday, so the show is not included in the Waterside’s summer brochure – and even his own website does not currently include the date.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Monday, although ATG members will get first pickings an hour earlier.

A Waterside spokesman said: “We are expecting them to sell out very quickly. It is obviously fantastic for us and we know Aylesbury loves its comedy – Tim Vine’s show tomorrow has sold out.”

McIntyre’s big break came at the Royal Variety Performance in 2006.

His debut DVD, Live and Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, that sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one.

He now hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC 1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and has won British Comedy Awards for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 and Best Male TV Comic in 2010.

In 2010 he became the youngest ever host of The Royal Variety Performance and released his bestselling autobiography, Life and Laughing.

He was a judge on the hit ITV1 show Britain’s Got Talent in 2011. He also hosted Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Comedy Roadshow on BBC1 Christmas Day which was watched by over eight million viewers.

In 2012, McIntyre’s largest tour to date, Showtime included 71 arena shows, playing to over 700,000 people, including a record breaking 10 nights at the O2 Arena in London.

A year later he went international, playing arenas in South Africa, Dubai, Norway, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.