Live at the Apollo

The WORST 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 & Julian Clary
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#1 - Jack Dee & Julian Clary

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/17/2005

Joining Jack on stage is Julian Clary, who whips the audience into a frenzy with a set where no one is safe from his wit. Jack delivers a set lambasting cold calling for gas, phone and electricity, and he also lays into chemists, mobile phones and even vacuum cleaners.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Lenny Henry, Andy Parsons, Ed Byrne
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#2 - Lenny Henry, Andy Parsons, Ed Byrne

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/9/2009

The legendary Lenny Henry hosts another evening of comedy from the Hammersmith Apollo, and introduces special guests Andy Parsons and Ed Byrne.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Russell Howard, Jo Brand
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#3 - Russell Howard, Jo Brand

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/16/2009

The stand-up comedy series from London's Hammersmith Apollo concludes with Mock the Week's Russell Howard introducing Jo Brand.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Rich Hall, Mark Watson, Andrew Maxwell
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#4 - Rich Hall, Mark Watson, Andrew Maxwell

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/9/2011

Rich Hall guest-hosts the stand-up show recorded at London's Hammersmith Apollo, inviting comedians to share their light-hearted views on modern life. Tonight he introduces routines by Mark Watson and Andrew Maxwell.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Jason Manford, Michael McIntyre
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#5 - 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.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Alan Carr, Andi Osho, Patrick Kielty
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35 votes

#6 - Alan Carr, Andi Osho, Patrick Kielty

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/25/2011

Chatty Man Alan Carr introduces, in his own inimitable style, sets from the fabulous Andi Osho and the always magnificent Patrick Kielty.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Danny Bhoy, Miles Jupp and Lee Nelson
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#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).

Noel Fielding, Dane Baptiste, Al Porter
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#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.

Katherine Ryan, Henning Wehn, James Acaster
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#9 - 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

Larry Dean, Harriet Kemsley, Slim
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9 votes

#10 - Larry Dean, Harriet Kemsley, Slim

Season 16 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/1/2021

The inimitable Larry Dean introduces comedians Harriet Kemsley and Slim to the stage.

Nina Conti, Rob Beckett, Jimeoin
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24 votes

#11 - Nina Conti, Rob Beckett, Jimeoin

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/15/2014

Joan Rivers & Patrick Kielty
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33 votes

#12 - 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.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Jack Dee & Joan Rivers
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34 votes

#13 - Jack Dee & Joan Rivers

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/6/2004

Jack Dee performs live at the Apollo in Hammersmith, joined by Joan Rivers and an audience packed with celebrities.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Al Murray, Shappi Khorsandi, Russell Kane
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#14 - Al Murray, Shappi Khorsandi, Russell Kane

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/5/2008

The cream of British stand-up comedy cuts loose at London's world-famous Hammersmith Apollo, leaving the audience breathless and cheering for more. In This episode Al Murray introduces Shappi Khorsandi and Russell Kane.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Sean Lock, Jason Manford
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28 votes

#15 - Sean Lock, Jason Manford

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/12/2008

The cream of British stand-up comedy cut loose at London's world famous Hammersmith Apollo as Sean Lock introduces Jason Manford.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Dara O'Briain, Frankie Boyle
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28 votes

#16 - Dara O'Briain, Frankie Boyle

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/19/2008

Ireland's king of comedy Dara O Briain hosts another evening of comedy from the Hammersmith Apollo, introducing his Celtic comedy soul brother Frankie Boyle.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Tom Allen, Rosie Jones, Kae Kurd
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14 votes

#17 - Tom Allen, Rosie Jones, Kae Kurd

Season 15 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/5/2019

This episode is hosted by the inimitable Tom Allen, who introduces the fantastic Rosie Jones and the wonderful Kae Kurd to the world-famous Apollo stage.

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Desiree Burch, Paul McCaffrey, Jonny Pelham
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11 votes

#18 - Desiree Burch, Paul McCaffrey, Jonny Pelham

Season 15 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/10/2019

In this episode, the hilarious Desiree Burch introduces stand-up stars Paul McCaffrey and Jonny Pelham to the stage.

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Loyiso Gola, Scott Bennett, Helen Bauer
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8 votes

#19 - 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.

Jen Brister, Esther Manito, Adam Rowe
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6 votes

#20 - Jen Brister, Esther Manito, Adam Rowe

Season 16 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/15/2021

The magnificent Jen Brister introduces comedians Esther Manito and Adam Rowe to the stage.

Russell Kane, Roisin Conaty, Nick Helm
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#21 - Russell Kane, Roisin Conaty, Nick Helm

Season 11 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/14/2015

Russell Kane comperes an evening of stand-up at London's Hammersmith Apollo, treating the audience to his own brand of humour and introducing routines by comedy circuit stars Roisin Conaty and Nick Helm.

Jack Dee, Marcus Brigstocke & Rich Hall
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#22 - 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.

Directors: Paul Wheeler
Phil Wang, Rachel Parris, Brennan Reece
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13 votes

#23 - Phil Wang, Rachel Parris, Brennan Reece

Season 14 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/6/2018

Stand-up comedy from the Hammersmith Apollo. The hilarious Phil Wang introduces talented musical-comedian Rachel Parris and the charismatic Brennan Reece to the stage.

Ardal O’Hanlon, Mawaan Rizwan, Sara Barron
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13 votes

#24 - Ardal O’Hanlon, Mawaan Rizwan, Sara Barron

Season 15 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/3/2019

This episode is hosted by the brilliant Ardal O’Hanlon, as he introduces to the stage the amazing Mawaan Rizwan and the hilarious Sara Barron.

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Michael McIntyre, Rich Hall, Rhod Gilbert
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33 votes

#25 - 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.

Directors: Paul Wheeler