MICHAEL MCINTYRE joked about the ?people of Henley shopping in Waitrose and driving in their Range Rovers? at his sold-out warm-up show at the Kenton Theatre on Wednesday night
MICHAEL MCINTYRE joked about the ?people of Henley shopping in Waitrose and driving in their Range Rovers? at his sold-out warm-up show at the Kenton Theatre on Wednesday night.
He arrived at the New Street venue in his black Ferrari and parking in a space that had been reserved for him.
McIntyre got out of the car and high-fived a pair of teenage girls on his way to the side entrance of the theatre while expectant fans filled the foyer.
He was ushered in, hair bobbing, with his manager and went to his dressing room for some final preparations for his hour-long set.
Paul Tonkinson got the crowd going for half an hour before the main event. As soon as McIntyre got on stage he welcomed the crowd with his trademark ?Hellllloooo? but substitued ?Wembley? with ?Henley?.
David Heppenstall, 49, of Chiltern End Close, Henley, who was in the audience, said: ?It was a real coup for the Kenton to get him. He made some jokes about Henley people driving in their Range Rovers and shopping in Waitrose.
?He said he really liked the venue. He made a point of saying that his tour started here and finished at the 02 Arena. He was outstanding.?
Wendy Bowsher, managing director of The Kenton, said: ?Everything went smoothly. There were people waiting for any return tickets but we didn?t have any. Every seat was filled. There was a lot of audience participation in the show. Their was a range of ages and they all had a great time.?