MICHAEL McIntyre packed out the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham as his tour stopped off in the city for three sell out nights.

Luckily the show's start was delayed last night (Thursday, October 8) as nearly half the audience were still queuing to get into the car park 10 minutes before curtain up, which wasn't a great start.

But the comic bounded on stage to use the Birmingham traffic as his starting point - as he recalled his tale of travelling on the Aston Expressway, before he donned the obligatory Brummie accent to talk about Bullring and the Pallasades being the heaven and hell of the city.

McIntyre had the audience rolling in the aisles as he covered topics including playing the Nintendo Wii, flying with Ryanair and Flybe, and watching Dragons' Den.

With some of the funnier highlights of the night featuring restaurant etiquette, including pretend wine knowledge and a surreal sketch as he characterised unused herbs and spices in his kitchen cupboard.

A one-liner about swine flu masks also brought many belly laughs from the audience, as he joked: "Don’t you think it’s slightly ironic that Michael Jackson dies just as his look comes into fashion?"

He also featured his family in much of his material, with most of the men in the audience nodding in agreement as he recalled tales of shopping trips with his wife.

The comic will be returning to the NIA on November 13 and 30 - with fans urged to snap up tickets before they sell out.

For those who have missed out then Hello Wembley! - a DVD of the arena tour will be released on November 16, just in time for Christmas!