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Michael McIntyre

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 17 July 2011

Michael McIntyre interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.

In less than five years he's gone from being an unknown stand-up with debts of more than £30,000 to become one of the most successful comedians in the business - with awards, chart topping DVDs and sell-out arena shows under his belt.

He says: "I was on the circuit for years, I did get more and more in debt - it really did drag on and I just couldn't get a break. But when my chance came, I'd envisaged it so many times, I wasn't even nervous. I knew I could do it."

Record: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - Ella Fitzgerald
Book: The Complete Prose of Woody Allen.
Luxury: A pen

Producer: Leanne Buckle.

Music Played

8 items
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    Massive Attack Unfinished Sympathy

    Composer: Del Naja/Vowles/Marshall/Nelson/Sharp

    Blue Lines, Circa Records

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    Supertramp The Logical Song

    Composer: Rick Davies/ Roger Hodgson

    Breakfast in America, A & M

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Don’t Play that Song

    Composer: Betty Nelson/Ahmet Ertegun

    Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits, Atlantic

  • Image for Steve Miller Band

    Steve Miller Band Abracadabra

    Composer: Steve Miller

    Abracadabra, Mercury

  • Image for Nat King Cole

    Nat King Cole Smile

    Composer: Chaplin/Turner/Parsons

    Nat King Cole 20 Golden Greats, EMI

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Miss You

    Composer: Jagger/ Richards

    The Best of the Rolling Stones, Virgin

  • Image for John Lennon

    John Lennon Oh Yoko!

    Composer: John Lennon

    Imagine, Parlophone

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

    Composer: Richard Rogers/Lorenz Hart

    Ella Fitzgerald...at the Opera House, Verve

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Michael McIntyre

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