Fans queue round the block as Michael McIntyre tickets sell out in two hours

Hundreds queued to get their hands on Michael McIntyre tickets in Darlington

Hundreds queued to get their hands on Michael McIntyre tickets in Darlington

First published in News by , Reporter (Darlington)

FANS of comedian Michael McIntyre queued round the block to get their hands on tickets to see him perform in Darlington this October.

Tickets went onsale at noon today (Monday, August 18) but queues had already started forming by 8am at the Civic Theatre and at the box office in the Cornmill shopping centre soon after.

The show sold out in two hours as hundreds of fans were keen to make the most of the rare chance to see the record-breaking comedian perform in a more intimate setting than his usual stadium tours.

Among those waiting patiently for a ticket was 26-year-old Helen Dady from Darlington who joined the back of the snaking queue at the Cornmill at lunchtime.

She said that she expected demand to be so high and added: “I’m a big fan.

“I’ve been to Newcastle to see his tours, he is absolutely brilliant and amazing live; he is so funny.”

David Dome, 33, caught an early bus from Spennymoor to make sure he could get his hands on a ticket for himself and his girlfriend Cathy.

But despite arriving an hour before tickets went onsale, he still had a two-hour wait to make sure he bagged a couple.

He said: “When I got here there was already about 30 people in front of me.

“I have never been to any of his shows but I’ve watched his DVDs and think he’s really funny.

“I’m chuffed to have got tickets.”

It wasn’t all smiles though as several would-be customers took to social media to express frustration at being unable to secure tickets over the phone.

McIntyre will be joined at Darlington Civic Theatre on October 13 by Scarborough-born comedian Paul Tonkinson.

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3:31pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ian923 says...

Can,t believe anyone would pay good money to watch this guy prancing about a stage spouting inane humour.
Can,t believe anyone would pay good money to watch this guy prancing about a stage spouting inane humour. ian923
  • Score: -13

3:37pm Mon 18 Aug 14

PJ Chingford says...

ian923
Could not agree more, typical of the current crop of so called comedians who think they are more funny than they really are, his high pitched squealing grates, his jokes are not funny and neither is he. I appreciate it's a matter of taste but the TV gets turned over as soon as he comes on. Think the only ones I would consider paying to see is Mickey Flannagan or Sean Lock.
ian923 Could not agree more, typical of the current crop of so called comedians who think they are more funny than they really are, his high pitched squealing grates, his jokes are not funny and neither is he. I appreciate it's a matter of taste but the TV gets turned over as soon as he comes on. Think the only ones I would consider paying to see is Mickey Flannagan or Sean Lock. PJ Chingford
  • Score: -11

3:54pm Mon 18 Aug 14

cromwell1599 says...

He is absolute garbage, wouldn't open the kitchen curtains if he was on in the back yard.
He is absolute garbage, wouldn't open the kitchen curtains if he was on in the back yard. cromwell1599
  • Score: -7

4:20pm Mon 18 Aug 14

studio says...

All comments above:

Clearly alot of people disagree with you! The fact he`s managed to sell out Darlington Civic Theatre shows that. Hope they get extra stewards, that place struggles at half capacity!

Not his biggest fan, he`s ok. I have seen one of his " work in progress " shows before, not great when he has to read it from a script.
All comments above: Clearly alot of people disagree with you! The fact he`s managed to sell out Darlington Civic Theatre shows that. Hope they get extra stewards, that place struggles at half capacity! Not his biggest fan, he`s ok. I have seen one of his " work in progress " shows before, not great when he has to read it from a script. studio
  • Score: 2

4:49pm Mon 18 Aug 14

darloboss says...

this guy is as funny as a stubbed toe
this guy is as funny as a stubbed toe darloboss
  • Score: -3

5:53pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Quakermass says...

McIntyre playing at Darlo is a great coup for the town, I've seen him at Newcastle live and he was brilliant. I'm fortunate enough to get 2 tickets for this event however it was a crazy decision by the Civic to allow people to buy up to 6 tickets each, especially with such a small capacity. It should have been capped at 2 tickets per person to make it fair on those who made the effort to queue.
McIntyre playing at Darlo is a great coup for the town, I've seen him at Newcastle live and he was brilliant. I'm fortunate enough to get 2 tickets for this event however it was a crazy decision by the Civic to allow people to buy up to 6 tickets each, especially with such a small capacity. It should have been capped at 2 tickets per person to make it fair on those who made the effort to queue. Quakermass
  • Score: 12

6:52pm Mon 18 Aug 14

darlochick says...

The fact that he has sold out many times over the last few years shows that he isn't that bad!
I would kindly invite any of the above to stand up on a stage and make people laugh!
I am 'Cathy' the girl mentioned above and I am over the moon that my boyfriend queued for these tickets. Whoop roll on October 13th :)
The fact that he has sold out many times over the last few years shows that he isn't that bad! I would kindly invite any of the above to stand up on a stage and make people laugh! I am 'Cathy' the girl mentioned above and I am over the moon that my boyfriend queued for these tickets. Whoop roll on October 13th :) darlochick
  • Score: 10

10:53pm Mon 18 Aug 14

PJ Chingford says...

darlochick
Whatever floats your boat but none us us posting pretend to be comedians, he does and he gets paid! I gave him a chance and watched his so called 'chat show', that banal interview with James Cordon (another comedian whose really gotten to big for his own head) all they did was exchange twitter feeds off their phones and name drop for 15 minutes, mind numbing. Watch Flanagan's Out Out Tour DVD that's funny observational comedy or Peter Kay, real talent. This blokes a fraud.
darlochick Whatever floats your boat but none us us posting pretend to be comedians, he does and he gets paid! I gave him a chance and watched his so called 'chat show', that banal interview with James Cordon (another comedian whose really gotten to big for his own head) all they did was exchange twitter feeds off their phones and name drop for 15 minutes, mind numbing. Watch Flanagan's Out Out Tour DVD that's funny observational comedy or Peter Kay, real talent. This blokes a fraud. PJ Chingford
  • Score: 0

1:44am Tue 19 Aug 14

behonest says...

I can't see it with Michael McIntyre, but hey, such is life. Each to their own.

I'd queue all night for a ticket to see Bernard Manning, but I suspect he won't be in town any time soon. Sadly.
I can't see it with Michael McIntyre, but hey, such is life. Each to their own. I'd queue all night for a ticket to see Bernard Manning, but I suspect he won't be in town any time soon. Sadly. behonest
  • Score: -2

8:13am Tue 19 Aug 14

studio says...

PJ Chingford wrote:
darlochick Whatever floats your boat but none us us posting pretend to be comedians, he does and he gets paid! I gave him a chance and watched his so called 'chat show', that banal interview with James Cordon (another comedian whose really gotten to big for his own head) all they did was exchange twitter feeds off their phones and name drop for 15 minutes, mind numbing. Watch Flanagan's Out Out Tour DVD that's funny observational comedy or Peter Kay, real talent. This blokes a fraud.
The fact he gets paid to do his work shows that a majority like him. Admittedly his tv show was not his greatest work but like people have said, each to there own.

Personnally i dont get Flanagans humour at all, obviously you do.

One Thing we do agree on though Is Peter Kay, comedy genius. Although i do porefer his earlier work, Phoenix Nights etc.
[quote][p][bold]PJ Chingford[/bold] wrote: darlochick Whatever floats your boat but none us us posting pretend to be comedians, he does and he gets paid! I gave him a chance and watched his so called 'chat show', that banal interview with James Cordon (another comedian whose really gotten to big for his own head) all they did was exchange twitter feeds off their phones and name drop for 15 minutes, mind numbing. Watch Flanagan's Out Out Tour DVD that's funny observational comedy or Peter Kay, real talent. This blokes a fraud.[/p][/quote]The fact he gets paid to do his work shows that a majority like him. Admittedly his tv show was not his greatest work but like people have said, each to there own. Personnally i dont get Flanagans humour at all, obviously you do. One Thing we do agree on though Is Peter Kay, comedy genius. Although i do porefer his earlier work, Phoenix Nights etc. studio
  • Score: 1

9:37am Tue 19 Aug 14

marionx says...

Peter kay all the way for me, my daughter a comady fan cudnt get tickets.. shes seen micheal at newcastle but would of loved darlington tickets.. roll on jason manford next.
Peter kay all the way for me, my daughter a comady fan cudnt get tickets.. shes seen micheal at newcastle but would of loved darlington tickets.. roll on jason manford next. marionx
  • Score: 1

1:07pm Tue 19 Aug 14

AMB_Gkar says...

MM does observation humour...weak...
MM does observation humour...weak... AMB_Gkar
  • Score: 0

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