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Live At The Apollo

BBC Two and BBC One stand-up showcase series. 98 episodes (15 series), 2004 - 2020. Stars Jack Dee.

Another series is in development.
Series 12, Episode 3 is repeated on Dave today at 10pm.

Jack Dee Live At The Apollo Series 1

1. Joan Rivers

First broadcast: Monday 6th September 2004

Jack Dee presents performances by some of his favourite stand-up acts at the London theatre. First on the bill is legendary American comedienne Joan Rivers, with her typically acid-tongued musings on marrying for money and celebrity Botox parties.


2. Ardal O'Hanlon

First broadcast: Monday 13th September 2004

Deadpan host Jack Dee introduces a stand-up routine from Ardal O'Hanlon, who muses on everything from air travel to feng shui. Dee also invites the audience to send him text messages and airs his views on female soldiers.


3. Jo Brand

First broadcast: Monday 20th September 2004

Deadpan host Jack Dee presents more comedy from the London theatre, recounting a traumatic experience at Disneyland before introducing a performance by Jo Brand, who vents her wrath on Big Brother and Trinny and Susannah.


4. Ross Noble

First broadcast: Monday 27th September 2004

Jack Dee presents some top stand-up comedy, with guest comic Ross Noble.


5. Omid Djalili

First broadcast: Monday 4th October 2004

Deadpan comic Jack Dee shares his gripes on school sports day, rubbernecking and the notion of appointing an Olympic village idiot, before introducing a performance by Omid Djalili, who offers his take on everything from Shakespeare to belly-dancing.


6. Jack Dee

First broadcast: Monday 11th October 2004

Here, Jack's hilarious set takes in trouble with builders, and his fear of burglars.