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Live At The Apollo. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

Live At The Apollo

BBC Two and BBC One stand-up showcase series. 77 episodes (12 series), 2004 - 2016. Stars Jack Dee, Patrick Allen and Peter Dickson.

Another series is in development.
Series 12, Episode 6 is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 10pm

Live At The Apollo. Jack Dee. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

Live At The Apollo

Stand-up comedy performances from London's Hammersmith Apollo, by the biggest acts on the circuit

2004 - 2016
BBC Two, BBC One
77   (12 series)
Jack Dee, Patrick Allen and Peter Dickson
Jack Dee, Jim Pullin, Pete Sinclair and Fraser Steele
Paul Wheeler
Alex Hardcastle, Anthony Caveney, Hazel Rose, Rose Hanson, Mia Cross, Jonathan Beazley, Addison Cresswell, Joe Norris, Andrew Beint, Katie Taylor and others

A plethora of top comedians perform their best stand-up to an audience of over 3,000 at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.

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.

The first two series, and the first episode of the third series, were hosted by Jack Dee and thus this show was originally titled Jack Dee Live At The Apollo.

Guest hosts for the more recent series have included Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Rob Brydon, Ed Byrne, Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, Greg Davies, Omid Djalili, Micky Flanagan, Rhod Gilbert, Rich Hall, Lenny Henry, Russell Howard, Stephen K Amos, Sean Lock, Lee Mack, Jason Manford, Alistair McGowan, Michael McIntyre, Sarah Millican, Al Murray, Lee Nelson, Dara O'Briain, Andy Parsons, Joan Rivers and Jack Whitehall.

For Series 11, the show switched to BBC Two to allow the format to be more "edgy".

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