LIVE AT THE APOLLO
SERIES 15 | BBC TWO | EPISODE 4/6
DATE: Tuesday 26th November
Time: 10pm – 10.30pm
The BAFTA-nominated Live At The Apollo returns to BBC Two for a highly anticipated fifteenth series with six brand new episodes.
At the forefront of its genre, the roll call of stand-ups who have performed in front of the renowned Live At The Apollo lights plays out like a who’s who of comedic royalty and this series is no different. Each episode will see a national (and sometimes international!) stand-up compering and performing, before introducing two of the best established and up and coming stand-ups to the stage.
Manchester’s own rising comedy star Stephen Bailey takes to the stage.
This fourth episode of the new series of the award-winning Live at the Apollo is hosted by the brilliant Darren Harriott as he welcomes super-smart comedian Jessica Fostekew and Manchester’s own rising comedy star Stephen Bailey to the stage.
If you have read my blog, you will know that Stephen is a dear friend of mine. So you can imagine my surprise, when I was in the audience that night, having been invited by another lovely friend of mine Caren. Enjoying an unexpected fabulous evening of comedy, when on walked Stephen. I got to watch Stephen premiere at the Apollo!
Speaking to Stephen today, he told me, “It was a dream come true – you hope for this moment when you start comedy but never quite believe it will happen. High hopes, and low expectations, etc. But guys have high hopes and high expectations. I’m excited to see what’s next”.
What I can promise you is that tonight will be so much fun.
Other acts to appear throughout the series include Tom Allen, Rosie Jones, Kae Kurd, Sindhu Vee, Alex Edelman, Lou Sanders, Desiree Burch, Jonny Pelham, Paul McCaffrey, Ardal O’Hanlon, Sara Barron, Mawaan Rizwan, Guz Khan, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Rhys James.
Executive Producer: Andrew Beint
Series Producer: Anthony Caveney
Director: Paul Wheeler
Commissioning Editor for the BBC: Pinki Chambers
Stephen’s Spring 2020 Tour – tickets on sale Thursday 31st October
“An outrageous, hilarious hour of comedy. Stephen Bailey is a superstar in the making”. – British Comedy Guide
Stephen’s new show Can’t Be Bothered is a bit of storytelling, some inappropriate anecdotes and more sincerity than he’s ever dared have! What more do you want? He’s basically Holly Willoughby.