The BEST Episodes of Live at the Apollo
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2021
Network: BBC Two
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.
#1 - Stephen K Amos, Jon Richardson, Micky Flanagan
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 28, 2010
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.
#2 - Jack Dee & Omid Djalili
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 4, 2004
Jack Dee performs live at the Apollo in Hammersmith, joined by Omid Djalili and a celebrity-packed audience.
#3 - Jack Dee & Dara O'Briain
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 19, 2005
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.
#4 - Jack Dee & Keith Barret
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 3, 2005
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.
#5 - Jack Dee & Ross Noble
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 27, 2004
Jack Dee performs live at the Apollo in Hammersmith, joined by Ross Noble and a celebrity-packed audience.
#6 - Jimmy Carr & Alan Carr
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 19, 2007
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.
#7 - Sara Pascoe, Larry Dean, Gary Delaney
Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 30, 2017
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.
#8 - Jack Dee & Ardal O'Hanlon
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 2004
Jack Dee performs live at the Apollo in Hammersmith, joined by Ardal O'Hanlon and a celebrity-packed audience.
#9 - Eddie Izzard, Trevor Noah, Josh Widdicombe
Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 22, 2013
#10 - Jack Dee
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 11, 2004
Jack Dee performs a full set live at the Apollo in Hammersmith, to an audience packed with celebrities.
#11 - Jack Dee & Lee Mack
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 2005
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.
#12 - Jack Dee
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 26, 2005
Jack Dee's solo show of the series.
#13 - Jo Brand & Michael McIntyre
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 26, 2007
Comedian Jo Brand hosts special guest Michael McIntyre. In the firing line are Simon Cowell, Labiaplasties, football referees and flaming terrorists.
#14 - Alistair McGowan, Kevin Bridges and Reginald D Hunter
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 1, 2010
Alistair McGowan introduces guest appearances from Scotland's young comedy prodigy Kevin Bridges and the acclaimed Reginald D Hunter.
#15 - Dara O'Briain, Nina Conti and Danny Bhoy
Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 17, 2012
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.
#16 - Lee Mack, Rich Hall, Danny Bhoy
Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 2, 2010
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.
#17 - Sean Lock, Ed Byrne, Lee Nelson
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 11, 2011
This episode from the world famous Hammersmith Apollo features Sean Lock as host. Special guests are the inimitable Ed Byrne and the well good Lee Nelson.
#18 - Rob Brydon, Sarah Millican and Jason Byrne
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 12, 2009
Stand-up comedy from the world-famous Hammersmith Apollo. BAFTA-nominated actor and comedian from the Valleys Rob Brydon hosts. His special guests are funny lady Sarah Millican and Ireland's Jason Byrne.
#19 - Nish Kumar, Luisa Omielan, David O'Doherty
Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 7, 2017
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.
#20 - Dane Baptiste, Desiree Burch, Chris McCausland
Season 13 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 4, 2018
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.
#21 - Ed Byrne, Angela Barnes, Geoff Norcott
Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 11, 2018
Irish comedy star Ed Byrne hosts this episode, introducing the fantastic Angela Barnes and the wonderful Geoff Norcott to the world-famous Apollo stage.
#22 - Micky Flanagan, Seann Walsh, Jason Byrne
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 4, 2011
Micky Flanagan introduces one of comedy's rising stars, Seann Walsh; and Irish favourite Jason Byrne.
#23 - Greg Davies, Hal Cruttenden and Simon Evans
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 4, 2013
Greg Davies presents stand-up from the world-famous Hammersmith Apollo, introducing sets from Hal Cruttenden and Simon Evans.
#24 - Suzi Ruffell, Kerry Godliman, Loyiso Gola
Season 14 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 13, 2018
Stand-up comedy from the Hammersmith Apollo. The hysterically funny Kerry Godliman introduces the energetic Suzi Ruffell and South African comedian Loyiso Gola to the stage.
#25 - Dara O Briain, Felicity Ward, Mo Gilligan
Season 14 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 22, 2018
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.