Blankety Blank was the most-watched new British comedy on TV in 2020. 5.2 million viewers tuned in to see the comic game show's revival on Christmas Day. The Graham Norton Show and ITV sitcom Kate & Koji also got over 5 million viewers last year.British Comedy Guide, 1st January 2021
60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020
The Gavin & Stacey Christmas special is the bookmaker's odds-on favourite to be the top-rated Christmas TV show, ahead of the highly anticipated return.Callum Wilson, Odds Checker, 20th December 2019
Whether he is waking unsuspecting victims in the middle of the night or ransacking celebs' phones, Michael McIntyre is never knowingly underworked on his Saturday night. This week, Harry Redknapp gets the Send to All treatment, while Westlife are rudely awoken.Hannah J Davies, The Guardian, 7th December 2019
One of the highlights of this old-fashioned variety hour is the segment where Michael lets himself into a celebrity's house by night (the front door is always conveniently open) and bursts into the bedroom to play pranks on the stunned victim.
Michael would be well advised not to try this game if he ever takes his show to the U.S., since most American celebs sleep with a shotgun over the bedstead and a handgun under the pillow.
Judge Rob Rinder was the guest this time and, though he was characteristically grumpy, he didn't attempt to shoot the intruder. Oddly, he appeared to have a bullet-proof glass balustrade around the bottom of his bed, so perhaps guns give him nightmares.
The best bit of the show is still the game in which Michael borrows a celeb's phone and sends a cheeky message to all their contacts. It gets funnier every time.Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 2nd December 2019
Series 5 of Michael McIntyre's Big Show will be recorded at the London Palladium, as the Theatre Royal is closed for refurbishment.British Comedy Guide, 15th July 2019