Digital channel Dave has commissioned a second series of its stand-up show One Night Stand.
Each will return to theatres in or near their home town – Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Shrewsbury and Dublin respectively.
The hour-long shows will also feature two support acts; while a fourth, newer comedian will take to the stage at each gig, but not appear on TV – only online.
Series two, which airs from April, follows the success of last year’s debut run featuring Ben Elton, Johnny Vegas, Sarah Millican and others. The shows averaged more than 15 per cent higher audience than Dave’s average viewing figures for the slots.
UKTV’s Jane Rogerson called the show ‘a format that genuinely brings a fresh perspective to the busy world of stand-up’, adding: ‘You can’t bottle the energy, warmth and cracking comedy created when you put these big-name comedians in front of a home crowd.’
The re-commission – from production companies Phil McIntyre and Amigo Television – follows Channel 4’s decision to renew Stand-Up For The Week earlier this week.