Amateur Night at the Apollo returns on February 2o at p. Apollo Theater's signature original, large-scale talent show and one of the longest-running continuous events in New York City is hosted by comedian Capone and features staples like C. Since introducing the first Amateur contests in , Amateur Night has been the launching pad for some of the biggest artists in the world including Stevie Wonder , Michael Jackson , D'Angelo, Lauryn Hill , and Ella Fitzgerald who won the very first year. Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes said, "Amateur Night was created with the idea that anyone could have a chance at stardom and the Apollo Theater has been a place for opportunity and growth for thousands of performers for 85 years. Select performances including opening night will be live streamed via the Apollo Theater's Facebook page, also sponsored by Coca-Cola, a sponsor of Amateur Night for more than 30 years.
Amateur Night at the Apollo is a highly entertaining show that's actually pretty kid-friendly if you want to plan a family night out, or it's also a fun choice for a kid-free parents night out with friends. Every Wednesday night at the Apollo theater becomes a showcase for wanna-be stars. Singers, dancers, comedians, poets and more put on their best acts and the audience decides who the winner is by applauding for their favorites and booing the others off the stage. It's a high energy evening that starts with a dance-off hosted by the show's hilarious MC. Then the real talent portion starts with the Stars of Tomorrow competition.
Showtime at the Apollo formerly It's Showtime at the Apollo and Apollo Live originally syndicated is a music television show, first broadcast on September 12, to May 24, with episodes,   and is produced by the Apollo Theater. In , the series returned on Fox with Steve Harvey hosting. The series was rebooted as Apollo Live and hosted by comedian Tony Rock.
Amateur Night has been held at Harlem's historic Apollo since Photo Credit: Corey Sipkin. Sitting in the mezzanine of the year-old theater, Caffey looks out at the stage where aspiring performers have stood most Wednesday nights for decades. More recently discovered at the theater is Machine Gun Kelly, who became the first rapper to win Amateur Night in