Live At The Apollo. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

Live At The Apollo

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

Documentary this December.
Series 12, Episode 5 is repeated on Gold today at 11:20pm.

Series 5

Live At The Apollo. Image shows from L to R: Jason Manford, Michael McIntyre. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

1. Jason Manford and Michael McIntyre

First broadcast: Friday 4th December 2009

Northern funny man Jason Manford acts as host, and the comedy sensation of 2009, Michael McIntyre, is his very special guest.


Live At The Apollo. Image shows from L to R: Sarah Millican, Rob Brydon, Ed Byrne. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

2. Rob Brydon, Sarah Millican and Jason Byrne

First broadcast: Friday 11th December 2009

BAFTA-nominated actor and comedian Rob Brydon hosts. The special guests are funny lady Sarah Millican and Ireland's very own Jason Byrne.


Live At The Apollo. Image shows from L to R: Chris Addison, Al Murray, Tim Vine. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

3. Al Murray, Chris Addison and Tim Vine

First broadcast: Friday 18th December 2009

The pub landlord Al Murray hosts, before introducing special guests Chris Addison and pun-meister Tim Vine.


Live At The Apollo. John Bishop. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

4. Rhod Gilbert and John Bishop

First broadcast: Saturday 19th December 2009

Welsh funnyman Rhod Gilbert hosts, with a rapturous guest appearance from Liverpudlian John Bishop.


Live At The Apollo. Ed Byrne. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

5. Ed Byrne, Adam Hills and Gina Yashere

First broadcast: Thursday 24th December 2009

Stand-up comedy from the Hammersmith Apollo. Irish gem Ed Byrne hosts in front of a 3,500-strong audience, with guest appearances from Adam Hills and London's own Gina Yashere.


Live At The Apollo. Image shows from L to R: Kevin Bridges, Alistair McGowan, Reginald D Hunter. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

6. Alistair McGowan, Reginald D Hunter and Kevin Bridges

First broadcast: Friday 1st January 2010

Stand-up comedy from the world-famous Hammersmith Apollo. The nation's favourite impressionist, Alistair McGowan, introduces guest appearances from young Scottish comedy prodigy Kevin Bridges and acclaimed comic Reginald D Hunter.