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 New Zealand for a one-night of unparalleled comedy!

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

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 β€’ free from hard news and political correctness.

Kiwi fans can’t get enough of McIntyre when he visited Auckland in 2013, garnering stellar reviews.

McIntyre's phenomenal ability to connect with diverse audiences stems from an uncanny skill for extracting comedy gold from the most mundane situations.” - NZ Herald

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.

We’ve already bought our tickets to laugh the night away, so if you haven’t got yours yet… do so! Michael McIntyre’s Happy & Glorious Tour is going to be a fabulous night out in Auckland this October.