16 September 2020 12:45

Michael McIntyre: Showman is available to stream on Netflix.

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Michael McIntyre has opened up about his new stand-up show Showman. The special is available on Netflix, rather than being aired on the BBC where he hosts his Saturday night primetime series Michael McIntyre's Big Show. Speaking to Digital Spy and others, he discussed the differences saying: "The BBC is pre-watershed. I don't even know if the watershed means much anymore. Netflix "Is there still a watershed?

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I always thought they should announce the watershed with a big fat F word or something. 'It's f**king 9!' I think that's a trick missed. "This is just a reflection of the show I've been doing for the last few years on tour and it's the things I find funny and the audience finds funny." He added: "I never really think about what I'm saying other than just trying to be funny. Gary Moyes BBC Michael McIntyre: The Complete Live Collection [2016] "There are restrictions on the BBC, there are thing you can't say, you can't swear but ultimately it's just the latest batch of stuff I've been doing that people have been laughing at." "I never try and pander," he continued. "Some people might watch it and think there are bits that aren't right coming from me, but all I can do is be myself.

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"It's always been like that when I'm doing live shows, it is a bit different to doing a family show which I do for the BBC where you have to be a bit careful." Michael McIntyre: Showman is currently available on Netflix. Digital Spy has launched its first-ever digital magazine with exclusive features, interviews, and videos. Access this edition with a 1-month free trial, only on Apple News+. Interested in Digital Spy's weekly newsletter? Sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io Michael McIntyre wants to 'break' the US Bang Showbiz 16 September 2020 Comedian Michael McIntyre wants to make it big in the US, but he got off to a tricky start when he told passport control he wanted to "break America" Michael McIntyre wants to make it big in the US. The 44-year-old comedian has made a name for himself in the UK and is now planning to "break America", but he got off to a tricky start when a passport control official in Los Angeles thought he was a terrorist. Speaking on Jessie Ware's 'Table Manners' podcast, he said: "The phrase, 'I'm trying to break America' means nothing to Americans. It's only British people who try to break America. People who live in America don't break America. "He heard the words, 'I want to break America' and he went, 'You want to break America, sir?' And I was like, 'Yes, I'm going to smash it'. All these hostile terms. He thought I was a terrorist, basically." Michael rose to fame when he first appeared on 'Live At The Apollo' in 2007, 2008 and 2009 before landing his own comedy programme 'Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow'. In 2012, he became the highest-grossing stand-up comedian in the world with an estimated worth of £38 million at the time. Michael has recently landed a new prime-time game show, 'The Wheel', on BBC One. The programme will see the comedian – who has fronted 'Michael McIntyre's Big Show' on the channel since 2015 – step in as host with celebrity guests, contestants and "laugh out loud moments" putting a new spin on "the most exciting funfair ride". He said: "I am thrilled to be hosting a show that does reinvent the wheel! "Contestants will be competing to win big money, celebrity experts will have their knowledge put to the test, and I will desperately be trying to avoid too many puns. "I simply can't wait to get behind the wheel, I'm dizzy with excitement!" To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Michael McIntyre has revealed he removed a joke about handwashing from his Netflix special in light of coronavirus. The funnyman's new stand-up episode was filmed in March before the pandemic forced the country into lockdown yet launched on the streaming platform on Tuesday. While Michael worried for months about whether a gag about a face mask would still be funny, the comedian decided to scrap another Covid-19 related joke altogether. Speaking on Jessie Ware's podcast Table Manners, Michael said: 'I did a joke about it [coronavirus]. 'I introduced myself on stage when all the handwashing stuff was starting and I said, "Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together and wash them for 30 seconds as we welcome Michael McIntyre." Advertisement 'I actually came on and said, "This could be the last time we get together in a crowd." Michael's new stand-up is streaming on Netflix (Picture: Netflix) 'I said it as a joke! I should never have said that.' 'Does it stay in the Netflix special?' Jessie probed. 'No, I took all that stuff out,' Michael replied. 'There are a few more jokes in the Netflix special which I'm hoping are still funny but it's worried me slightly. 'I have jokes about face masks, but this was at a time no one in the world except people in Asia were wearing face masks.' Besides face mask gags, Michael's Netflix special Showman sees the comedic superstar recall international encounters like avoiding shark attacks in Australia and New Zealanders' strange relationship with vowels. Michael McIntyre: Showman is available to stream on Netflix. Got a story? If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you.