Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow
Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow is a British stand-up comedy television series hosted by comedian Michael McIntyre from different venues around the United Kingdom and Ireland. The first series was broadcast with six episodes in 2009. Each episode features a routine from McIntyre, followed by three other comedians before the headline act. A second six episode series in the same format followed in 2010.
|Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow|
|Directed by||Paul Wheeler|
|Presented by||Michael McIntyre|
|Narrated by||Peter Dickson|
|Opening theme||"Burn Baby Burn" by Ash|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||13 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Andrew Beint
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Open Mike Manchester|
|Original network||BBC One (2009—2011)
BBC HD (2009)
BBC One HD (2010—2011)
|Picture format||1080p (HDTV)|
|Original release||6 June 2009– 25 December 2011|
|Related shows||Live at the Apollo|
A special one-hour Christmas episode transmitted on 25 December 2011.
The series was commissioned in February 2009 following the success of Live at the Apollo. Hosted by stand-up comedian Michael McIntyre, the series aimed to bring acts "new to a BBC One Saturday night audience". The series is often repeated on Comedy Central and is broadcast in high definition on BBC HD and Comedy Central HD.
Series 1 (2009)Edit
|1x01||Edinburgh Playhouse||Rhod Gilbert||Kevin Bridges
|6 June 2009|
|1x02||Manchester Apollo||Jason Manford||John Bishop
|13 June 2009|
|1x03||Birmingham Hippodrome||Shappi Khorsandi||Steve Hughes
|20 June 2009|
|1x04||Swansea Grand Theatre||Sean Lock||Alun Cochrane
|27 June 2009|
|1x05||Belfast Waterfront Hall||Patrick Kielty||Neil Delamere
|4 July 2009|
|1x06||Brighton Dome||Al Murray
(as The Pub Landlord)
|11 July 2009|
Series 2 (2010)Edit
|2x01||Glasgow Theatre Royal||Kevin Bridges||Craig Campbell
|18 September 2010|
|2x02||Sunderland Empire||Sarah Millican||Simon Evans
|25 September 2010|
|2x03||Blackpool Grand Theatre||John Bishop||Terry Alderton
|2 October 2010|
|2x04||Olympia Theatre Dublin||Tommy Tiernan||Keith Farnan
|9 October 2010|
|2x05||Bristol Hippodrome||Noel Fielding||Hal Cruttenden
|16 October 2010[fn 1]|
|2x06||Leeds Grand||Ardal O'Hanlon||Sean Collins
|23 October 2010[fn 1]|
Christmas special (2011)Edit
Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow returned for an hour long Christmas special on 25 December 2011 at 10.30pm.
|Special||Theatre Royal, Drury Lane||Rob Brydon
James Corden and Miranda Hart[fn 2]
David Mitchell[fn 3]
|Pixie Lott[fn 4]
|25 December 2011|
In Australia, season one and two aired back-to-back on ABC1 each Saturday at 9:20pm (moved to 9:35pm for season two) from 18 September 2010. Episodes also made available from the ABC iview catch-up service.
The series peaked with 5.5 million viewers for the first episode, which also gained 1.17 million views on BBC iPlayer, the third highest for the year to 13 December 2009 behind Top Gear. In The Times, David Chater said that "If this roadshow is anything to go by, the quality of stand-up in Britain is at an all-time high." The series was nominated in the Best Comedy Entertainment Programme category for the 2009 British Comedy Awards.
In 2011 the programme was nominated in the National Television Awards but lost out to ITV Comedy, Benidorm. It's also nominated for the Entertainment Award in 2012 as well as Michael being nominated as best Entertainment Performance. The programme won the Entertainment Award, but Michael lost out as presenter to Ant and Dec.
'Michael Mcintyre's Comedy Roadshow' has not been commercially released onto DVD on its own, however both series are available to watch on demand on services such as Lovefilm and Netflix. Michael's Stand up Segments from Series 1 were collected into a compilation and were included on his 'Hello Wembley DVD' as a special feature. Michael's segments from Series 2 were also placed into a compilation which was included on its own DVD as a content exclusive to the 'Michael Mcintyre Stand Up Collection Boxset' which was released in 2010.
- "Michael McIntyre takes to the road with a brand new show for BBC One". BBC Press Office. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- "New comedy tops bill on BBC One this summer with Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow". BBC Press Office. 23 April 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- "ABC1 Programming Airdate: Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (season one, episode one)". ABC Television Publicity. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
- "ABC1 Programming Airdate: Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (season two, episode one)". ABC Television Publicity. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
- "BBC iPlayer celebrates second birthday with record breaking figures". BBC Press Office. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- Chater, David; Clay, Joe; Ford, Emily (27 June 2009). "Glastonbury 2009; ER; Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery; Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow". The Times. Retrieved 30 December 2009.