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British stand-up comedy show filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo. Debuted in 2004. In the first few series it was presented by comedian Jack Dee (and was named Jack Dee Live At The Apollo) with other comedians as guests. After he left, the host varied from week to week. It finished airing its fifteenth series in December 2019.

Not to be confused with the American syndicated show, Showtime At The Apollo.

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  • Audience Participation:
    • When Jack Dee was the compère, he would display his mobile phone in the foyer and encourage people to text him. He would read the best ones out at the end of the show, sometimes responding to them.
    • On one of Adam Hills' appearances on the show, he showed how easy it was to form a boy band by choosing five men in the audience and bring them on stage.
  • 90% of Your Brain: Al Murray, the pub landlord, thinks that beer makes a human tap into this.
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  • Oop North: Take a sip whenever Jason Manford mentions being from Manchester, you'll be drunk in no time.

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