Michael McIntyre – who is so giddy on news straight from Oxford University that comedians have a higher propensity for psychosis that he’s actually wearing a sign round his neck reading, ‘I’m mad, me!’ – has been given his own chat show on Her Majesty’s BBC 1, at a cost to licence fee payers of £500,000. Which is half a million pounds in old money.
We mention licence fee payers because that’s what’s in right now, alongside historic paedophiles, oversized picnic blankets and hating poor people.
Michael McIntyre, who does this thing with his voice – have you heard it? Crazy! – has been given a slot on Friday nights, a time that happens almost every week during which people who aren’t off their faces really should be.
‘I’m overwhelmingly excited about meeting and having fun with my favourite celebrated people,’ says Michael McIntyre, proving why he gets paid the big bucks.
'The show will combine Mr McIntyre's well-mannered observational comedy with a traditional interview format.' Shall we preheat the oven or just jump right in?,