The WORST episodes of Live at the Apollo
Every episode of Live at the Apollo ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Live at the Apollo!
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.
#3 - Jason Manford, Michael McIntyre
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/5/2009
Live at the Apollo's fifth series features a host of great comedy talent. The opening episode from the world famous Hammersmith Apollo features two of comedy's finest powerhouses taking to the stage. Northern funny man Jason Manford is the host, and the comedy sensation of 2009 Michael McIntyre is his special guest.
#4 - Christmas Special
Season 17 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/19/2022
In this special festive edition of the award-winning Live At The Apollo, the fabulous Rosie Jones is your host as she introduces Eshaan Akbar and Cally Beaton to the Stage.
#6 - Geoff Norcott, Michelle De Swarte & Sean McLoughlin
Season 17 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/27/2023
The hilarious Geoff Norcott introduces comedians Michelle De Swarte and Sean McLoughlin to the stage.
#7 - Danny Bhoy, Miles Jupp and Lee Nelson
Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/2/2015
Funnyman Danny Bhoy hosts an evening of stand-up at the Apollo in Hammersmith, London, warming up the audience before introducing routines by actor-comedian Miles Jupp and cheeky Londoner Lee Nelson (who recently made headlines when he turned up uninvited on the X Factor stage).
#8 - Noel Fielding, Dane Baptiste, Al Porter
Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/23/2015
One half of The Mighty Boosh and Never Mind the Buzzcocks team captain Noel Fielding takes over the hosting reins of the long-running show as he comperes an evening of stand-up at London's Hammersmith Apollo. The comedian, actor, artist, DJ and musician treats the audience to his own peculiar brand of surreal humour, before introducing routines by two up-and-coming stars of the comedy circuit, with south Londoner Dane Baptiste and Irishman Al Porter taking to the stage at the famous venue.
#9 - Nina Conti, Rob Beckett, Jimeoin
Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/15/2014
#10 - Lenny Henry, Mike Wilmot, Tommy Tiernan
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/1/2011
In the last episode of the series, our host is one of the nation's favourite funnymen, Lenny Henry. Lenny introduces truly brilliant guest appearances from Canada's King of Grouch, Mike Wilmot, and Ireland's legendary Tommy Tiernan.
#11 - Loyiso Gola, Scott Bennett, Helen Bauer
Season 16 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/18/2021
The hilarious Loyiso Gola introduces comedians Scott Bennett and Helen Bauer to the stage.
#13 - Katherine Ryan, Henning Wehn, James Acaster
Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/7/2015
Katherine Ryan comperes an evening of stand-up at London's Hammersmith Apollo, treating the audience to her own brand of humour and introducing routines by comedy circuit stars Henning Wehn and James Acaster
#14 - Joan Rivers & Patrick Kielty
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/10/2007
The undisputed Queen of the Jewish Princesses, Joan Rivers, hosts the unstoppable Patrick Kielty as they point the finger at bad parents, inept terrorists and binge drinking.
#15 - Kevin Bridges, Phill Jupitus, Sara Pascoe
Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/1/2012
This episode from the world-famous Hammersmith Apollo features Glasgow's Kevin Bridges as host. Kevin introduces Apollo new girl Sara Pascoe and comedy genius Phill Jupitus to the stage.
#16 - Jack Dee, Marcus Brigstocke & Rich Hall
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/10/2005
Marcus Brigstocke performs a stand-up set that includes his observations on everything from Pacman to Britain's 'special relationship' with America, while laconic American Rich Hall explains how Bill Gates defies gravity and exposes the secret formula behind the plots to Tom Cruise films. In Jack's own set, he teases audience guests including Neil and Christine Hamilton.
#19 - Sean Lock and John Bishop
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/25/2010
Live at the Apollo returns to BBC One, showcasing the best of British comedy talent. 8 Out of 10 Cats star Sean Lock introduces Liverpool's finest, John Bishop, from the world-famous Hammersmith Apollo.
#21 - Michael McIntyre, Rich Hall, Rhod Gilbert
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/28/2008
The BAFTA-nominated Live at the Apollo presents the best of British stand-up comedy, as Michael McIntyre introduces Rich Hall and Rhod Gilbert at the Hammersmith Apollo, London.
#22 - Jack Dee, Jason Manford & Russell Howard
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/12/2007
Host Jack Dee and guests Jason Manford and Russell Howard regale their audience with their thoughts on everything from melting polar ice caps, wimpy professional footballers and celebrity-voiced sat nav systems to canine funerals, online dating and how best to outwit muggers.