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Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow

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Genre  Stand-up comedy
Narrated by  Peter Dickson
No. of series  2
Theme song  Burn Baby Burn
Presented by  Michael McIntyre
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Directed by  Paul Wheeler
Country of origin  United Kingdom
First episode date  6 June 2009
Number of seasons  2
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Opening theme  "Burn Baby Burn" by Ash
Cast  Michael McIntyre, Carol Vorderman
Networks  BBC One, BBC HD, Comedy Central
Similar  Live at the Apollo, The Michael McIntyre, Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Dave's One Night Stand, Mock the Week

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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.

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A special one-hour Christmas episode transmitted on 25 December 2011.

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Production

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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.

Christmas special (2011)

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow returned for an hour long Christmas special on 25 December 2011 at 10.30pm.

Broadcast

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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.

Reception

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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.

DVD

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'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.

References

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow Wikipedia


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