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Michael McIntyre joins us for Breakfast

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 30 November 2012

Super stand-up Michael McIntyre makes us crack up over a cuppa!

He'll be sharing some laughs and lines from his latest tour DVD 'Showtime', which we hear could be his most side-splitting show yet!

From a funny family tree, Michael spent years as the opening act on the comedy club circuit, but shot into the stand-up spotlight with his first appearance on the Royal Variety Performance in 2006, which he then went on to host! Michael's 2009 DVD, 'Hello Wembley!', was the largest selling stand-up DVD, selling over a million copies in just five weeks and was a number one present last Christmas. We wonder if he can pull the same rabbit out of the hat this year?!

The BAFTA-bagging banterman has been all over our tellies, including fronting his own show 'Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow', which this morning makes a stop at Radio 2 Towers!

Music Played

24 items
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    The Jackson 5 I Want You Back

    The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Five, Polygram Tv, 1

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for The Edwin Hawkins Singers

    The Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll 1969 (Vol 2), Connoisseur

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex I Love To Boogie

    T. Rex - The Singles As & Bs, Repertoire

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Crystal Ball

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles From Me To You

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 2

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Human

    Day & Age, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue On A Night Like This (The Abbey Road Sessions)

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 2

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Noah and the Whale

    Noah and the Whale Tonight's The Kind Of Night

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Joe South

    Joe South The Games People Play

    The Hits Of 1969 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for The Script

    The Script The Man Who Can't Be Moved (Live)

  • Image for Cream

    Cream Badge

    The Greatest Hits Of 1969, Premier

  • Image for Deep Blue Something

    Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's

    This Year's Love (Various Artists) C, Global Television

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Different

    (CD Single), Island, 4

  • Image for Journey

    Journey Don't Stop Believing

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for OMC

    OMC How Bizarre

    Now 34 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Miss You

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Alison Moyet

    Alison Moyet Love Resurrection

    Alison Moyet Singles, Columbia

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Rock And Roll Love Affair

    (CD Single), NPG Records

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston One Moment In Time

    All Woman (Various Artists), Quality

  • Image for U2

    U2 With Or Without You

    U2 - The Joshua Tree, Island

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Pause for Thought

    From Simon Cohen, who runs a communications agency.

    In the last week, the baby has grown from the size of a turnip to a mango. But once we've all stopped growing upwards - or in my wife's case, outwards - what does it really mean for us to grow?

    Well, there’s loads in the media at the moment about ‘growth.’ Almost always in economic terms, the challenge is to get more, get bigger, go faster. But there’s a story in Indian mythology that challenges us to think differently.

    Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati have a special fruit from the gods - which just so happens to be a mango - and both sons, the elephant deity Ganesha and the handsome Skanda, naturally want it. The parents tell them 'whoever circles the globe three times, and returns first, will win the fruit'.

    Skanda mounts his peacock and flies off around the world, stopping at sacred sites to offer his prayers. Ganesha looks at his own vehicle, a mouse, and pauses for thought.

    After a while, with great devotion, he approaches his parents, and walks around them three times. ‘Why are you not circling the globe?’ they ask. Ganesha responds, ‘My parents, you are the whole world to me.’ He wins the mango.

    The growth of Ganesha lies in his maturity, in the face of adversity, to reflect upon his deepest values, and to look at the world differently to those around him.

    When we hear about friends or people in the media who are jet-setting and spending, as we are still tightening our belts, we might feel a bit like Ganesha staring at his mouse, as Skanda soars off into the distance.

    But as someone who is going to be a parent, I now realise that there is no greater growth than to be able to stand still and be happy. Our deepest values transcend society’s ideas of what it means to grow, to be successful. When we pause for thought, we might just see that the whole world is right in front of us.


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