Michael McIntyre is one of Britain's best-known comedians of recent years. He's possibly most recognisable from his TV stand-up programmes such as Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, and from 2011 he'll also be a judge on Britain's Got Talent.
Michael attended Edinburgh University, but dropped out after just a year.
Michael dislocated his shoulder after falling when running on stage to perform an encore.
Michael has 2 sons named Lucas and Oscar with wife Kitty.
Michael's father is Ray Cameron who was a comedy scriptwriter.
Michael was nominated for the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer at the 2003 Edinburgh festival.
Michael: I've never been nominated for anything. I'm always on the long list. You get a long list then a shortlist. People only ever hear about the shortlist. I've been on the long list for everything.
Michael: 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.
Michael: I've heard that my father was a really funny man in company, but I never got to see that side of him. I was just 17 when he died, and he didn't know that I was funny. It was such an awful loss.