Michael McIntyre announces Auckland, Christchurch shows

Michael McIntyre will perform in Auckland and Christchurch in June, 2019.
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Funnyman Michael McIntyre is returning to New Zealand to perform in Auckland and Christchurch in June, 2019.

The hit UK comedian has added Aotearoa to his Big World Tour, which started in late 2017 and has seen him perform at arenas across the globe.

McIntyre has broken a number of records with his shows, including performing 28 times at London's 16,000 capacity O2 Arena. He was even awarded the keys to the iconic venue in 2015, joining an exclusive group of artists alongside Prince, Take That and One Direction.

Reviews of the Big World Tour have been mixed, but generally positive.

The Guardian's Brian Logan gave it two stars, saying it "gets stuck in first gear".

"It's comedy that skips across the surface like McIntyre himself across the stage: slick, slight and making no significant impression," said Logan.

Dominic Cavendish gave Big World Tour four stars in The Telegraph, writing: "He turns adult trials into childish trinkets, accompanying everything from the operation of car-hazards - during a snortingly funny sequence on traffic-jam etiquette - to the would-be-seductive unstrapping of his lumbar-support belt (he's feeling his 42 years) with carefree, camp-it-up mimes. Main complaint? He only does about 85 minutes. More, please."

McIntyre's Big World Tour will take place at Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on June 18, 2019 and Auckland's Spark Arena on June 20, 2019.

Tickets go on sale April 11.


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