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Michael McIntyre

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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.

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 22 Jul 2011 09:00

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Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Young
Interviewed GuestMichael McIntyre
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