Michael McIntyre was raised in Hampstead, London. He was educated at the all-boys Arnold House School and attended Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood for 3 years before moving to a state secondary school.His Canadian father, Ray Cameron, was the producer, writer and director of The Kenny Everett Television Show and his part-Hungarian mother, Kati, was a dancer. McIntyre's parents divorced when he was seven, after which his father remarried and moved to Los Angeles. His father died of a heart attack when McIntyre was 17.
He attended Edinburgh University for a year before dropping out.McIntyre has claimed that he cannot remember whether it was biology or chemistry that he studied while there.
Mcintyre's first DVD Live & Laughing is the fastest selling debut stand-up DVD ever.He was nominated at the 2008 British Comedy Awards for Best Live Stand-up and nominated at the 2009 South Bank Show Awards for Best Comedy. In 2008 he was the fastest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Festival and sold out five nights at the London's 3600 capacity Hammersmith Apollo
McIntyre described his style of comedy in an interview with the BBC:
“ I don't really do jokes, I just talk about things that I find funny. I tend to laugh at them myself as well because I find them funny. I don't do gags, just observational comedy. I just collect all these stories and try them out and if people laugh I do them again and make them better."
He's been on such shows as:
Charlotte Church Show
Graham Norton Show
Mock The Week
Have I Got News for You
Big Fat Quiz of The Year
Friday Night With Johnathan Ross
Big Brothers Big Mouth
'Yeah, he was hilarious'