The BEST Episodes of Live at the Apollo

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 23, 2019

At the forefront of its genre, the roll-call of stand-ups who have performed in front of the famous Live At The Apollo lights plays out like a who's who of comedic royalty. Each episode sees a national (and sometimes international) stand-up both compering and performing, before introducing two of the best established and up-coming stand-ups to the stage.

Stephen K Amos, Jon Richardson, Micky Flanagan

#1 - Stephen K Amos, Jon Richardson, Micky Flanagan

Season 6 - Episode 5

Stephen K Amos presents an evening of stand-up comedy in front of a 3,500-strong audience at the Hammersmith Apollo, with special guest appearances from the brilliant Jon Richardson and London's very own Micky Flanagan.

star 10.00
2 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Stephen K Amos, Jon Richardson, Micky Flanagan
Jack Dee & Dara O'Briain

#2 - Jack Dee & Dara O'Briain

Season 2 - Episode 2

Jack is joined by Irish comic Dara O'Briain, whose set includes advice on how to put know-all doctors in their place, reveals and includes an improvisation of a koala being a phone sex operator. Jack sets his sights on Ellen MacArthur, the Olympics and on audience members including Tracey Emin and Jayne Middlemiss.

star 9.00
4 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Dara O'Briain, Jack Dee
Jack Dee & Keith Barret

#3 - Jack Dee & Keith Barret

Season 2 - Episode 4

Jack's guest is Wales's most famous divorcee, Keith Barret. Keith's inept attempt to give a lecture about relationships has the audience in stitches, as he stumbles through a disastrous slide show. Jack's own set takes in rough council estates, service stations, the SAS and decking out his house with freebies from hotels.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Jack Dee, Rob Brydon
Jack Dee & Ardal O'Hanlon

#4 - Jack Dee & Ardal O'Hanlon

Season 1 - Episode 2

Jack Dee performs live at the Apollo in Hammersmith, joined by Ardal O'Hanlon and a celebrity-packed audience.

star 9.00
4 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Jack Dee, Ardal O'Hanlon
Dara O'Briain, Stephen K. Amos & Frankie Boyle

#5 - Dara O'Briain, Stephen K. Amos & Frankie Boyle

Season 3 - Episode 6

Dara O'Briain is the host, with special guests Stephen K Amos and Frankie Boyle. Recorded live at the world famous Hammersmith Apollo, this last show of the series hammers computer geeks, Australians, the seventies and present buying.

star 8.75
4 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Dara O'Briain, Frankie Boyle, Stephen K Amos
Jack Dee & Omid Djalili

#6 - Jack Dee & Omid Djalili

Season 1 - Episode 5

Jack Dee performs live at the Apollo in Hammersmith, joined by Omid Djalili and a celebrity-packed audience.

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Jack Dee, Omid Djalili
Jack Dee & Ross Noble

#7 - Jack Dee & Ross Noble

Season 1 - Episode 4

Jack Dee performs live at the Apollo in Hammersmith, joined by Ross Noble and a celebrity-packed audience.

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Jack Dee, Ross Noble
Jimmy Carr & Alan Carr

#8 - Jimmy Carr & Alan Carr

Season 3 - Episode 2

Jimmy Carr hosts, with his special guest Alan Carr. In this show recorded in front of a packed house at the famous Hammersmith Apollo Jimmy and Alan point the finger at bullies, estate agents, phone sex lines and bread making machines.

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr
Kevin Bridges, Shappi Khorsandi, Jack Whitehall

#9 - Kevin Bridges, Shappi Khorsandi, Jack Whitehall

Season 6 - Episode 4

Stand-up comedy from the world-famous Hammersmith Apollo. Scottish comic Kevin Bridges introduces sets from Shappi Khorsandi and Jack Whitehall.

star 8.29
7 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Kevin Bridges, Shappi Khorsandi, Jack Whitehall
Alistair McGowan, Kevin Bridges and Reginald D Hunter

#10 - Alistair McGowan, Kevin Bridges and Reginald D Hunter

Season 5 - Episode 6

Alistair McGowan introduces guest appearances from Scotland's young comedy prodigy Kevin Bridges and the acclaimed Reginald D Hunter.

star 8.25
4 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Alistair McGowan, Kevin Bridges, Reginald D Hunter
Sarah Millican, Steve Hughes, Russell Kane

#11 - Sarah Millican, Steve Hughes, Russell Kane

Season 7 - Episode 6

Host Sarah Millican is joined by Australian funnyman Steve Hughes and the award-winning Russell Kane.

star 8.25
8 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Sarah Millican, Steve Hughes, Russell Kane
Eddie Izzard, Trevor Noah, Josh Widdicombe

#12 - Eddie Izzard, Trevor Noah, Josh Widdicombe

Season 9 - Episode 1

star 8.19
32 votes
Sara Pascoe, Larry Dean, Gary Delaney

#13 - Sara Pascoe, Larry Dean, Gary Delaney

Season 13 - Episode 1

This episode of the award-winning Live at the Apollo is hosted by the awesome Sara Pascoe as she introduces rising comedy star Larry Dean and master of the one-liner Gary Delaney to the stage.

star 8.14
14 votes
Dara O'Briain, Stewart Francis, Greg Davies

#14 - Dara O'Briain, Stewart Francis, Greg Davies

Season 6 - Episode 3

Mock the Week's Dara O Briain takes to the stage of London's Hammersmith Apollo to wax comically lyrical and to introduce Canadian one-liner specialist Stewart Francis and towering stand-up Greg Davies.

star 8.09
11 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Dara O'Briain, Stewart Francis, Greg Davies
Nish Kumar, Luisa Omielan, David O'Doherty

#15 - Nish Kumar, Luisa Omielan, David O'Doherty

Season 13 - Episode 2

The talented Nish Kumar is your host for this episode of the award-winning Live at the Apollo as he introduces Luisa Omielan and David O'Doherty to the famous Apollo stage.

star 8.06
18 votes
Jack Dee

#16 - Jack Dee

Season 1 - Episode 6

Jack Dee performs a full set live at the Apollo in Hammersmith, to an audience packed with celebrities.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Jack Dee
Jack Dee & Lee Mack

#17 - Jack Dee & Lee Mack

Season 2 - Episode 1

Joining Jack on stage tonight is one of the UK's hottest stand-ups, star of The Sketch Show, Lee Mack. Guest stars include the cast of Footballers Wives, Michael Buerk, Quentin Wilson and Spice Girl Melanie C, and members of the public get the chance to text Jack with jokes, comments and abuse.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Jack Dee, Lee Mack
Jack Dee

#18 - Jack Dee

Season 2 - Episode 3

Jack Dee's solo show of the series.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Jack Dee
Jo Brand & Michael McIntyre

#19 - Jo Brand & Michael McIntyre

Season 3 - Episode 3

Comedian Jo Brand hosts special guest Michael McIntyre. In the firing line are Simon Cowell, Labiaplasties, football referees and flaming terrorists.

star 8.00
2 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Jo Brand, Michael McIntyre
Jason Manford, Tom Stade, Jimeoin

#20 - Jason Manford, Tom Stade, Jimeoin

Season 7 - Episode 7

Host Sarah Millican is joined by Australian funnyman Steve Hughes and the award-winning Russell Kane.

star 8.00
9 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Jason Manford, Tom Stade, Jimeoin
Dara O'Briain, Nina Conti and Danny Bhoy

#21 - Dara O'Briain, Nina Conti and Danny Bhoy

Season 8 - Episode 1

This opening episode from the world-famous Hammersmith Apollo features the brilliant Dara O Briain as host. Dara introduces ventriloquist extraordinaire Nina Conti and the irrepressible Danny Bhoy to the stage.

star 8.00
16 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Dara O'Briain, Nina Conti, Danny Bhoy
Lee Mack, Rich Hall, Danny Bhoy

#22 - Lee Mack, Rich Hall, Danny Bhoy

Season 6 - Episode 2

Lee Mack, comedian and star of BBC One sitcom Not Going Out, presents sets from American comic Rich Hall and Scotland's very own Danny Bhoy.

star 7.89
9 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers: Lee Mack, Rich Hall, Danny Bhoy
Dane Baptiste, Desiree Burch, Chris McCausland

#23 - Dane Baptiste, Desiree Burch, Chris McCausland

Season 13 - Episode 5

This episode is hosted by the fantastic Dane Baptiste as he introduces New York-born comic Desiree Burch and Liverpool funnyman Chris McCausland to the stage.

star 7.88
17 votes
Ed  Byrne, Angela Barnes, Geoff Norcott

#24 - Ed Byrne, Angela Barnes, Geoff Norcott

Season 13 - Episode 6

Irish comedy star Ed Byrne hosts this episode, introducing the fantastic Angela Barnes and the wonderful Geoff Norcott to the world-famous Apollo stage.

star 7.88
16 votes
Dara O Briain, Felicity Ward, Mo Gilligan

#25 - Dara O Briain, Felicity Ward, Mo Gilligan

Season 14 - Episode 2

Stand-up comedy from the Hammersmith Apollo. Dara O Briain introduces the wonderful Australian comic Felicity Ward and the sensational Mo Gilligan to the stage.

star 7.86
14 votes