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New comedy tops bill on BBC One this summer with Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow

Michael McIntyre during 2008 recording of BBC Radio 4 show The Big Night In

Michael McIntyre, the comedy sensation of 2009, arrives on BBC One this summer with a brand new Saturday night entertainment show featuring the very best in stand-up.

From the team behind BBC One's Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow will travel around Britain visiting six of the UK's most prestigious and iconic venues unearthing a raft of comedy's brightest new talent and finest comedians en route.

In each episode Michael McIntyre will introduce a very special guest headline act plus three of the best stand-ups from the UK comedy circuit who will be new to a BBC One Saturday night audience.

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow keeps its finger firmly on the pulse of the booming UK comedy scene.

Headlining the Edinburgh Playhouse is Rhod Gilbert with guests Mark Watson, Stewart Francis and Kevin Bridges;

Jason Manford headlines the Manchester Apollo with guests John Bishop, Mick Ferry and Sarah Millican;

Shappi Khorsandi headlines the Birmingham Hippodrome with guests Tom Stade, Steve Hughes and Paul Tonkinson;

Sean Lock headlines the Swansea Grand with guests Steve Williams, Ava Vidal and Alun Cochrane;

Al Murray headlines the Brighton Dome with guests Jon Richardson, Micky Flannigan and Jo Caulfied;

And Patrick Kielty headlines the Belfast Waterfront Hall with guests Neil Delamere, Jeff Green and Kerry Godliman.

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (6 x 45-minute episodes) is an Open Mike Manchester production for BBC One, commissioned by Mark Linsey, Controller, BBC Entertainment Commissioning, and Jay Hunt, Controller, BBC One.

Series producer is Anthony Caveney and Executive Producers for Open Mike are Andrew Beint and Addison Cresswell. The BBC Executive Producer is Katie Taylor.

Hailed as the best new stand-up to emerge in a decade, Michael has taken the comedy world by storm. Last year Michael delivered storming sets on both We Are Not Amused (Prince Charles's 60th birthday celebrations on ITV1) and the Royal Variety Performance (BBC One), plus a stand-out performance as host on the first episode of BBC One's Live at the Apollo. Michael also had the privilege of being nominated in the Best Live Stand-Up category at the British Comedy Awards plus Best Comedy/Comedian at the South Bank Show Awards.

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