BBC Two orders double helpings of Live at the Apollo

BBC Two orders double helpings of Live at the Apollo

Live at the ApolloBBC Two has ordered two new series of stand-up comedy show Live at the Apollo, produced by Open Mike Productions.

The runs each comprise six episodes plus a Christmas special and will be recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2024 and 2025 in front of live audiences of around 3500 people. 

The show, which has been running for nearly 20 years,  has been credited with furthering the careers of some of Britain’s biggest comedy names, including Michael McIntyre, John Bishop and Katherine Ryan. 

The two news series of Live at the Apollo have been commissioned by Kalpna Patel-Knight, head of entertainment at the BBC. The exec producer for Open Mike Productions is Andrew Beint and the series producer is Anthony Caveney.

Patel-Knight said: “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.”

Beint added: “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.”


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