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Michael McIntyre takes his ‘Big World’ tour to New Zealand next year

Thursday 7 June 2018

Michael McIntyre takes his ‘Big World’ tour to New Zealand next year

Britain's award-winning comedian Michael McIntyre returns to New Zealand, bringing his eagerly awaited 'Big World' tour to Christchurch and Auckland next year.

In just a span of three days, Michael's first two arena shows in Christchurch and Auckland has sold out and to keep up with the hype, a new pair of shows have been added.

Michael has already kicked off his massive tour in Europe and Asia last year and he's coming back to Kiwi soil to celebrate his 2016's hit comedy series 'Michael McIntyre's Big Show' next year. He has previously sold out arenas in New Zealand, Australia and Dubai and he holds the record for the biggest selling comedy shows in South Africa and Norway.

In the UK, Michael has sold over 1.5 million tickets, including a record-breaking 28 performances at London's 16,000 capacity O2 Arena where he was awarded the keys to the venue in 2015, alongside musical talents Prince, Take That and One Direction.

Michael McIntyre's spot-on observational comedy and trademark ability to turn everyday situations into masterclasses of human exasperation, has struck chords with millions of fans, resolutely cementing him as one of the UK's most loved and treasured comedy performers today.

Last year, 'Michael McIntyre's Big Show' earned two nominations at the prestigious BAFTA TV Awards including Best Entertainment Performance (which Michael went on to win) and Best Entertainment Program. Michael's avid fans has been easily captivated as his last series averaged over 6.5 million viewers, months after his pilot episode.

Aside from his award-winning show, Michael has appeared in various TV shows including Royal Variety Performance and Britain's Got Talent. His other TV projects include Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Michael McIntyre's Easter Night At The Coliseum and Michael McIntyre's Very Christmassy Christmas Show.

Along with his expanding career, Michael has also released four best-selling DVDs by Universal Pictures (UK): 'Live and Laughing' in 2008, 'Hello Wembley' in 2009 (which became the fastest-selling UK stand-up DVD of all time), 'Showtime' in 2012 and 'Happy & Glorious' in 2015. Collectively, Michael has sold a staggering 3.5 million DVDs to date.

His debut autobiography 'Life & Laughing' was released in 2010 by Penguin Books. With hundreds of thousands of copies sold, the book landed the coveted Christmas number one slot and became one of the best-selling non-fiction books that year.

Don't miss on what'll be Michael McIntyre's most hilarious acts as he takes the NZ spotlight next year!