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1 Other comedians don’t like him McIntyre has spoken often about the hard time he feels other comedians give him, previously saying his confused by the ‘amazing amount of hostility’ he experiences from fellow comedians. He has described himself as more thin-skinned than some of his contemporaries, and likely to take mean Tweets to heart.
2 He is said to have earned Dhs116m last year In 2012, UK media reported that McIntyre’s earnings were in the region of £21m (Dhs116,348,823), thanks to sell-out tours and DVD sales.
3 He was a judge on Britain’s Got Talent After a short stint on the talent programme, alongside fellow judges David Hasslehoff and Amanda Holden, McIntyre quit the show, describing it as ‘too much of a departure’ from his stand up career
4 He has written an autobiography Life and Laughing: My Story was released in 2010, and charts the comedian’s slow start on the comedy scene and his disastrous attempts at dating, right up to his first major shows and national recognition.
5 His family form the bulk of his material McIntyre’s apparently long-suffering wife Kitty and their two children, Lucas and Oscar, feature heavily in his acts. One particular sketch, no doubt highly relatable for fellow parents, sees him depicting the difference between leaving the house with and without children, while another sees him pondering if it would have made more sense to name his sons ‘Hey’ and ‘Oi’ instead.
6 He’s a Tottenham Hotspurs supporter McIntyre is a well-known football fan, and is often snapped attending games. We wonder if he’ll put a call in to Dubai’s Spurs Al Arab supporters club while he’s over...
7 He was once Dhs222,000 in debt Before breaking onto the mainstream comedy scene, McIntyre was at one point £40,000 (Dhs221,741) in debt. In the past, he has said it was following the birth of his first son that he realised he needed to get better at what he was doing, and fast, in order to sort his finances and career out.
8 He once cancelled a gig on principle After learning at the last minute he had been booked to do a gig for a group of debt collectors, McIntyre cancelled his appearance, saying it would go against his principles to go ahead with the performance
9 His 2012 UK tour broke records The funnyman performed to a combined audience of more than 700,000 on his UK tour last year, with 71 arena dates and a recording-breaking ten nights at London’s O2 Arena.
10 He’s not the only Michael McIntyre in the village Earlier this year, McIntyre bought a new home in the UK town of Compton Bassett (not far from fellow famous Brit Robbie Williams). According to local reports, there is already a Michael McIntyre living nearby.