Live at the Apollo

Series 8 - 4. Lee Nelson, Stewart Francis and Paul Chowdhry

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

South London chancer Lee Nelson (the well wickid innit bruv creation of comic Simon Brodkin) takes no prisoners with his opening routine. The death of his grandad, dogging, his crush on the Little Mermaid – nothing is off-limits, and Lee is such a cheery, shouty, in-your-face caricature, he can get away with anything, more or less.

Tough act to follow? Not for Canadian one-liner merchant Stewart Francis, who won the prize for funniest joke at this year’s Edinburgh fringe: “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.”

About this programme

4/6. Cheeky Londoner Lee Nelson plays host for a `well good' session of stand-up from the Hammersmith Apollo in London, warming up the audience before introducing routines by Canadian funnyman Stewart Francis and observational comic Paul Chowdhry.

Cast and crew


Lee Nelson
Stewart Francis
Paul Chowdhry


Paul Wheeler
Executive Producer
Addison Cresswell
Executive Producer
Joe Norris
Executive Producer
Andrew Beint
Series Producer
Anthony Caveney