Live At The Apollo confirmed for two more series

Tuesday 7th November 2023, 10:00am

Live At The Apollo

BBC Two has ordered Series 19 and Series 20 of Live At The Apollo, to be broadcast in 2024 and 2025.

The corporation says: "Live At The Apollo has been instrumental in building the careers of some of Britain's biggest comedy stars from Michael McIntyre to John Bishop, Mo Gilligan to Katherine Ryan. Next year marks 20 years since the show first launched, and it continues to showcase the best in stand-up comedy whilst highlighting the diverse breadth and depth of UK comedy talent, as well as introducing the audience to the next generation of future stars."

Both new series will consist of six regular episodes and a Christmas special.

Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment at the BBC, says: "We are very proud that we will be making two more series of Live At The Apollo, which provides a platform for fresh and experienced comedians to showcase themselves. The show has consistently delivered the finest comedy talents to our viewers, and we are excited to keep bringing fresh and hilarious stand-up acts for all to enjoy."

Andrew Beint, MD of Open Mike Productions, comments: "Open Mike are thrilled that Live At The Apollo will air for two more series on the BBC in 2024 and 2025. We will continue to introduce viewers to some of the funniest homegrown and international stand-up comedic talent currently working in today's comedy industry, and cannot wait to have the future comedy super stars of tomorrow perform in front of the famous Live At The Apollo lights."

Live At The Apollo. Image shows left to right: Jake Lambert, Nabil Abdulrashid, Rachel Fairburn. Credit: Open Mike Productions

The news has been announced as Series 18 starts on BBC Two tonight (Tuesday 7th November) at 9:45pm. Nabil Abdulrashid introduces Jake Lambert and Rachel Fairburn.

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