Live at the Apollo

Series 7 - 1. Micky Flanagan, Jason Byrne and Seann Walsh

Micky Flanagan, Jason Byrne and Seann Walsh
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Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

I have to admit that I frequently find Live at the Apollo a bit of a trial because it’s just so mucky. Take tonight’s piercingly offensive graphic routine by Jason Byrne about sex with his wife. It involves imagined maracas and a tuba. And host Mickey Flanagan’s throwaway gag to a The Only Way Is Essex “cast member” in the audience about glueing glitter on a certain part of the male anatomy. See? Mucky.

But Flanagan has some good routines about the perils of being nice to your neighbours and a Seinfeld-esque look at the petty embarrassments of saying “hello” more than once to acquaintances.

The cheery, mop-headed Seann Walsh is fun with a routine aimed squarely at his London audience centred on Tube-travel etiquette. He hurls himself into a superb impression of a strap-hanging commuter falling asleep while standing up. Not mucky at all. See, it can be done.

About this programme

1/8. Micky Flanagan hosts the stand-up show recorded at London's Hammersmith Apollo, introducing routines by Jason Byrne and Seann Walsh, with all three sharing their comical observations on life.

Cast and crew


Micky Flanagan
Jason Byrne
Seann Walsh


Paul Wheeler
Series Producer
Anthony Caveney