Michael McIntyre shares Adelphi Hotel complaint during Liverpool gig

Michael McIntyre is back on stage with his brand new show MACNIFICENT! which is heading to Liverpool
Michael McIntyre is back on stage with his brand new show MACNIFICENT which is heading to Liverpool -Credit:PA

Michael McIntyre has spoke of "fond memories" of Liverpool - including an unwanted early morning wakeup call while staying in the Adelphi Hotel.

Speaking to the ECHO, ahead of his MACNIFICENT stand-up world tour coming to the M&S Bank Arena, the comedian praised the city for its comedy offering. Recently, the city saw the renowned Hot Water Comedy Club move into its new home in the £7 million Blackstock Market, complete with food hall, bars and events space.

He said: "I’ve always loved performing in Liverpool and it seems to be becoming a bit of the comedy capital at the moment with incredibly successful comedy clubs that people are loving. I can’t wait to get up there this weekend."

The award-winning performer, who was the highest-grossing stand-up comedian in the world in 2012, recalled "fond memories" of the city, saying it was where he got his first ever paid gig. Michael added: "[I performed] at a place called the Life Cafe.

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"I got £90 which was less than it cost me for petrol to get there and back, so I lost money and don’t remember getting any laughs either but I was up and running." During his trip to Liverpool, he stayed at the Adelphi Hotel where he got an unexpected wakeup call.

Michael said: "I remember I stayed at the Adelphi Hotel and phoned reception in the early hours of the morning to complain about loud music coming from the next door room and rather than helping they suggested I 'have a dance!'"

Over the years, Michael said he was inspired by Liverpool comedians and performers such as Kenny Everett. He added: "[He] was a huge part of my childhood as my dad, Ray Cameron, wrote his TV shows with Barry Cryer.

"He was an extraordinarily talented and hilarious man. He picked me up from school a few times as he was great friends with my mum, which made me very popular. All the kids kept asking if he was my dad so I pretended he was to be cool."

Michael McIntyre will bring his world tour of MACNIFICENT to the M&S Bank Arena on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. For more information and tickets, visit here.

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