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Live At The Apollo

Live At The Apollo

  • TV stand-up
  • BBC Two / BBC One
  • 2004 - 2023
  • 119 episodes (18 series)

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

  • Due to return for Series 19
  • Series 12, Episode 3 repeated at 10:20pm on Gold
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,913

Press clippings

Live At The Apollo was a comedy kingmaker. What happened?

Almost two decades since the 'gold standard' of stand-up shows first hit TV screens, Rachael Healy talks to comedians about the programme's enduring appeal.

Rachael Healy, i Newspaper, 28th November 2023

Live At The Apollo confirmed for two more series

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

British Comedy Guide, 7th November 2023

Guest revealed for next Live At The Apollo series

The guests have been revealed for the new series of Live At The Apollo.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th September 2022

Fringe 2022: Here are 11 recent Live At The Apollo stand-up comedians set to play

If you're a fan of the BBC stand-up comedy show there'll be plenty to chances to see a range of familiar faces take to the microphone at venues across the city this August.

David Hepburn, Edinburgh Evening News, 12th July 2022

Maisie Adam interview

During the pandemic the comic's profile has soared - now she's on the biggest comedy show on TV, Live At The Apollo.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 14th December 2021

The young comedians you should be watching now

So who will be the stars of this run of Live At The Apollo? We profile some of the names to watch below.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 2nd November 2021

Jack Whitehall 'dwarf' routine complaints upheld

The BBC has upheld two complaints from viewers objecting to a recent routine by comedian Jack Whitehall, about the time he met a dwarf at a pop concert.

BBC, 26th November 2020

New Live At The Apollo highlights series

With no new series able to record due to covid-19 restrictions, BBC Two is to broadcast six episodes of themed highlights of Live At The Apollo.

British Comedy Guide, 6th August 2020

Live At The Apollo Series 16 delayed until 2021

The producers of Live At The Apollo have delayed filming Series 16 of the long-running BBC stand-up show until 2021, due to social distancing measures affecting theatres.

British Comedy Guide, 20th July 2020

Live at the Apollo 2019 line-up

The names currently in the frame so far with more to be revealed are Stephen Bailey, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Alex Edelman, Kae Kurd, Darren Harriott (hosting), Lou Sanders, Paul McAffrey and Jess Fostekew.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 11th September 2019

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