Revealed: The comics in John Bishop's new show | BBC confirms eight-part series

Revealed: The comics in John Bishop's new show

BBC confirms eight-part series

The BBC has officially confirmed The John Bishop Show, as revealed by Chortle on Tuesday.

Comedians lined up to appear on the BBC One variety show include Hal Cruttenden, Jimeoin, James Acaster, Lee Nelson, Trevor Noah, Alex Edelman, Chris Ramsey, Doc Brown and TanyaLee Davis.

And music will come from Leona Lewis, Florence and the Machine, The Vaccines, Courteeners, Striking Matches and James Bay.

Eight episodes are to be recorded at the Hackney Empire in London and broadcast in a primetime Saturday-night slot this spring. Each show also promises a 'big opening stunt featuring John and his guests'.

It follows the success of Bishop's 2014 Christmas special, which attracted 4.75million viewers, making it the most watched stand-up show of 2014,

Bishop said: 'I am hoping the people at home will do as I would do if I was watching it and argue with their teenage kids about what was the best bit.'

Mark Linsey, controller of entertainment commissioning for the BBC, said: 'It's fantastic news that The John Bishop Show is coming to BBC One on Saturday nights. John is one of the finest and most loved comedians in the country and we are so pleased to have him hosting a show that introduces such an exciting mix of brilliant new and established talent to the channel.'

Click here to apply for free tickets to the recordings.

Published: 23 Apr 2015

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