Michael McIntyre’s Big Show BBC Recording at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

As February 2016 draws to a close, what better way to end the month than watching Michael McIntyre’s Big Show?

A friend and I went to the recording of the BBC show on Sunday 28th February at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in Covent Garden organised by ApplauseStore. Coincidentally, that’s where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is also running, and getting tickets for McIntyre was like getting a golden ticket to the chocolate factory.

As with any TV recording there were factors like technical issues and a few delays, which are to be expected, but those did not affect the audience and the entertainment value of the show.

Highlights included Michael’s “Send to All” feature, one of his trademark comedy stints, where he takes a mobile phone from a celebrity and sends a funny text message to all the celebrity’s contacts in his address book. This time around it was Strictly Come Dancing’s judge Bruno Tonioli’s turn, who was a great sport (and very keen to show off his toned physique and flexibility at any opportunity, and who could blame him?).

Bryan Adams and James Morrison were special guests.

McIntyre’s improvised gags between takes went down extremely well and so were his pieces to camera. And if you have ever been to Waitrose, you will laugh hysterically at the shopping trolleys and black SUVs jokes. McIntyre is famous for his observational humour and he spares no one in his witty depictions of behaviours and quirks.

The show will be aired on BBC One on Saturday, date to be confirmed.