Michael Mcin­tyre’s Com­edy Road­show

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Satur­day, 9.30pm, UKTV English stand-up co­me­dian Michael McIn­tyre is prob­a­bly not a house­hold name here but he should be. Since there are now more Scots in Aus­tralia than in Scot­land, his lo­cal ap­peal — if the re­cep­tion for him at the Ed­in­burgh Play­house in the de­but episode of this se­ries is any in­di­ca­tion — would be near ri­otous. As Scots know, it is not an easy thing for an English­man to take the, er, mickey out of Scots and go down well. McIn­tyre’s open­ing rou­tine on Scot­tish pa­tri­o­tism is so good it should go down in his­tory. Even if you can’t abide McIn­tyre’s schtick, the great thing about the Road­show se­ries is that he is re­ally just there to in­tro­duce other co­me­di­ans. Tonight they are Rhod Gil­bert, Kevin Bridges, Ste­wart Fran­cis and Mark Wat­son.

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