Russell Howard is one of the UK’s most successful comedians. His 2011 sell-out arena tour Right Here, Right Now played to more than 300,000 fans including three sold out dates at the 15,000 seater O2 Arena. He returned to the stage in 2014 with his arena tour, Wonderbox, including four shows at the Royal Albert Hall and a string of international dates.
Russell is the writer and star of BBC Three’s most successful entertainment show Russell Howard’s Good News. Since its debut in 2009, cumulative ratings have grown from 1.7 million a week to a peak of over 3.9 million. The success of the show saw Series 6 move to the new prime-time slot of 9pm where ratings rose to a peak of over 5 million weekly viewers across TV and iPlayer. Good News is regularly the number one show on iPlayer across all BBC channels. Russell has has now sold over 600,000 DVDs and has been in the top 5 DVD comedy chart across all his stand-up titles.
Following a hugely successful sold-out solo run at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival in 2011, Russell was booked to perform stand-up on The Conan O’Brien Show (TBS, USA). He followed that up with an appearance at the Sydney Opera House’s International Comedy Gala alongside John Cleese, Louis C.K., Demetri Martin and Martin Short as well as performing his own sell-out solo show.
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"The Mock the Week star has joined the big league."
"Probably the best of a new generation of comics. His mind is as sharp as a witch's nose and gags flow from him with the ease and Majesty of the river Nile."