Michael McIntyre is no stranger to sharing an insight into his life during his stand-up routines.
The comedian often tells jokes about his wife Kitty, and his latest stand-up special Showman on Netflix is no exception, with him revealing that she finds it sexy when he reverses the car with his hand on the back headrest.
However, speaking to Digital Spy and others, the 44-year-old admitted he does have some regrets about the gags he’s made at his wife’s expense.
“I regret the jokes I made about her on a previous DVD about her farting in the night while she’s asleep, because that’s not actually, strictly true,” he said.
“I regretted those, but she was fine with those. I ran them by her, she was fine. I think it upsets her a little bit when strangers come over and go, ‘Oh, are you the one that farts in the night?’ Or, ‘Are you the one who can’t pull her tights up?’
“I don’t think she likes that. But ultimately, I need laughs to pay the bills and she’s okay with it.”
Discussing his latest routine, he added: “The thing about finding the reversing in the car sexy, that is quite odd but I think girls can relate to that.
“Literally, every time I do that reverse, she goes, ‘Ooh I really like that’ and it makes no sense to me at all.
“Most of the jokes, I end up being the butt of them so I think she’s fine with it. The fact that people are laughing at it shows that it’s a reality.”
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