Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre

Date of birth: 21-02-1976
The son of comedy scriptwriter Ray Cameron - who co-wrote Kenny Everett's TV shows with Barry Cryer, Michael McIntyre's first stand-up success came at the 2003 Edinburgh Festival, where he was nominated for the Perrier best newcomer award. He returned to the festival in 2004, 2006 and 2007.

In 2006, he made his debut at the Kilkenny comedy festival, returning the following year when he also added Montreal's Just For Laughs festival to his CV. In 2007 he was nominated for the Chortle Award for best headliner – a title he won in 2008.

He is a regular face on panel shows and on stand-up shows on both TV and radio, including the Comedy Store and The World Stands Up on Paramount and 4 Stands Up on Radio 4 in 2007/8, which he hosted.

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Michael McIntyre jokes about his robbery

Comic tells fans: 'I'm OK'

Michael McIntyre has joked about being robbed by masked hammer-wielding thieves on mopeds in his first stand-up show since Monday’s terrifying incident.

The comedian told his audience at Dublin’s 3Arena that it had been ‘touch and go’ whether he would get back on stage so soon after being rattled by the attack.

He joked: "They say time is the healer. I have lost my watch, how is time going to heal? I have no idea what time it is."

Newspapers report that the 42-year-old said: ‘I could have done with you, 9,000 Dubliners. Unfortunately, I had to fend for myself and it did not go well.’

‘It was not so much the fast and the furious as stationary and panicking. I could not get it started. It was fight or flight. 

Two men smashing the window of his Range Rover with a hammer and ripped a £15,000 Rolex from his wrist as he was waiting outside his sons' school in Golders Green, North London, on Monday.

According to press reports, McIntyre fell out of the car and appeared to try to fight off the robbers.

Fans were full of praise for McIntrye's show on Twitter. Typical was Eoghan Lynch, who posted to the comic: 'Amazing....very funny. Thank you so much for going ahead with the gig so soon after your ordeal'

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Published: 8 Jun 2018

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