Live at the Apollo

The BEST episodes of Live at the Apollo

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 6/20/2022Network: BBC Two
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Jack Dee & Omid Djalili
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9.87
30 votes

#1 - Jack Dee & Omid Djalili

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/4/2004

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

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Jack Dee & Keith Barret
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9.00
28 votes

#2 - Jack Dee & Keith Barret

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/3/2005

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.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Stephen K Amos, Jon Richardson, Micky Flanagan
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9.00
3 votes

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

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/28/2010

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.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Jack Dee & Dara O'Briain
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8.91
32 votes

#4 - Jack Dee & Dara O'Briain

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/19/2005

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.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Sara Pascoe, Larry Dean, Gary Delaney
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8.87
16 votes

#5 - Sara Pascoe, Larry Dean, Gary Delaney

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/30/2017

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.

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Jack Dee & Ross Noble
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8.33
3 votes

#6 - Jack Dee & Ross Noble

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/27/2004

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

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Jimmy Carr & Alan Carr
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8.33
3 votes

#7 - Jimmy Carr & Alan Carr

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/19/2007

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.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Jack Dee & Ardal O'Hanlon
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8.13
31 votes

#8 - Jack Dee & Ardal O'Hanlon

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/13/2004

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

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Eddie Izzard, Trevor Noah, Josh Widdicombe
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8.11
35 votes

#9 - Eddie Izzard, Trevor Noah, Josh Widdicombe

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/22/2013

Jack Dee
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8.00
31 votes

#10 - Jack Dee

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/11/2004

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

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Jack Dee
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8.00
28 votes

#11 - Jack Dee

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/26/2005

Jack Dee's solo show of the series.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Jo Brand & Michael McIntyre
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8.00
55 votes

#12 - Jo Brand & Michael McIntyre

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/26/2007

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

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Alistair McGowan, Kevin Bridges and Reginald D Hunter
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8.00
5 votes

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

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/1/2010

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

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Dara O'Briain, Nina Conti and Danny Bhoy
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8.00
16 votes

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

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/17/2012

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.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Lee Mack, Rich Hall, Danny Bhoy
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7.97
64 votes

#15 - Lee Mack, Rich Hall, Danny Bhoy

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/2/2010

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.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Jack Dee & Lee Mack
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7.97
31 votes

#16 - Jack Dee & Lee Mack

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/12/2005

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.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Rob Brydon, Sarah Millican and Jason Byrne
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7.95
66 votes

#17 - Rob Brydon, Sarah Millican and Jason Byrne

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/12/2009

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.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Nish Kumar, Luisa Omielan, David O'Doherty
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7.95
20 votes

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

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/7/2017

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.

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Dane Baptiste, Desiree Burch, Chris McCausland
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7.94
18 votes

#19 - Dane Baptiste, Desiree Burch, Chris McCausland

Season 13 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/4/2018

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.

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Sean Lock, Ed Byrne, Lee Nelson
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7.91
34 votes

#20 - Sean Lock, Ed Byrne, Lee Nelson

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/11/2011

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.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Ed  Byrne, Angela Barnes, Geoff Norcott
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7.88
17 votes

#21 - Ed Byrne, Angela Barnes, Geoff Norcott

Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/11/2018

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

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Greg Davies, Hal Cruttenden and Simon Evans
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7.75
12 votes

#22 - Greg Davies, Hal Cruttenden and Simon Evans

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/4/2013

Greg Davies presents stand-up from the world-famous Hammersmith Apollo, introducing sets from Hal Cruttenden and Simon Evans.

Suzi Ruffell, Kerry Godliman, Loyiso Gola
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7.75
12 votes

#23 - Suzi Ruffell, Kerry Godliman, Loyiso Gola

Season 14 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/13/2018

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.

Dara O Briain, Felicity Ward, Mo Gilligan
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7.69
16 votes

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

Season 14 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/22/2018

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.

Ed Byrne, Adam Hills and Gina Yashere
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7.67
9 votes

#25 - Ed Byrne, Adam Hills and Gina Yashere

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/24/2009

Stand-up comedy from the Hammersmith Apollo. Irish gem Ed Byrne hosts in front of a 3,500-strong audience, with guest appearances from Adam Hills and London's own Gina Yashere.

Directors: Paul Wheeler