Michael McIntyre gets a Xmas Day roadshow

Festive special announced

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow has landed a coveted place in the BBC One Christmas Day schedules.

A one-off festive special is to be filmed to go out in the sought-after slot, underlining how stand-up has become an integral part of mainstream entertainment.

McIntyre said: 'It's such an honour for the show to be on Christmas Day and to be introducing some of the biggest names in comedy to entertain a turkey-filled nation slumped on their sofas.'

BBC entertainment commissioner Mark Linsey added: 'Who better to bring some Christmas cheer to BBC One viewers than Michael. He is such a favourite with our audiences and this show is bound to be a real festive treat.'

The line-up of acts on the festive special has not yet been announced.

The second series of the show, made by Open Mike Production, is currently airing on BBC One on Saturday nights

Published: 30 Jun 2011

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