Michael McIntyre is a much-loved stand-up comedian, with sell-out international tours and the hugely popular television series Michael McIntyre's Big Show and The Wheel. But the road to stardom was paved with near-disasters, as he hilariously recounts in his autobiography.
Picking up where his first book, Life and Laughing, ends, Michael has had his first breakthrough, his 2006 appearance on The Royal Variety Performance. He was horribly in debt, with a young baby, living in a flat so tiny the kitchen was in the coat cupboard. And as well-received as his performance had been, the job offers weren't exactly rolling in. Would he ever make his dreams a reality?
Michael's adventures will have you laughing out loud as he describes his rise, fall and rise again. He might be selling out arena tours but his wife Kitty and two sons keep his feet firmly on the ground. Honest and revealing, and full of his unique observational humour, A Funny Life is a book his millions of fans will love.
Michael McIntyre's spot-on observational comedy and trademark ability to turn everyday situations into masterclasses of human exasperation have struck chords with millions of fans, cementing him as one of the UK's most loved comedy performers. Michael's big break came when he performed on the 2006 Royal Variety Performance.
Since then Michael has become one of the most successful comedians in the world, with his tours selling over four million tickets. He hosted Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow from 2009 on BBC1. The series was a huge success, receiving BAFTA nominations and winning the National Television Award for Best Entertainment Programme in 2012.
His hit BBC1 show Michael McIntyre's Big Show aired in 2016, going on to win a BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance and a Rose D'Or Award for Best Studio Entertainment. During the coronavirus lockdown he created and hosted a new game show, The Wheel, which once again pulled in millions of viewers.