Michael McIntyre

Note: This review is from 2003

Review by Steve Bennett

This self-proclaimed posh bloke has a confident and engaging manner, and a wealth of observational material about the clash of the sexes and life with his girlfriend.

Slightly condescending to women, he proceeded to impersonate his better half as a sort of Cockney Kenneth Williams - amusing, though probably unintentional.

McIntyre was extremely fortunate on this night to have a group of lads in the audience who he deemed even posher than himself, and subsequently the butt of his amusing banter.

He's actually a lot better outsider the prepared material, which is tightly scripted but weakly executed. He occasionally lost his way - at which he would throw himself to the floor in a bizarre attempt to distract the audience.

McIntyre is a natural comedian with some good stories to tell, but they tended to require poking fun at people different to himself in a superior, derisory manner he can't quite pull off.

But inside McIntrye there's a splendid raconteur waiting to burst out... as opposed to being thrown to the floor.

Review date: 1 Jan 2003
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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