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There's not much sting to Howard's satire, but if you like comedy that leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling Good News is pretty good.

Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 23rd October 2015

Russell told Digital Spy that while he would "never say never" to the idea, he thinks there already too many great stars doing brilliant work over there, including his friend and fellow Brit John Oliver.

Written by Tom Eames. Digital Spy, 22nd October 2015

It's not all bad news. The comedian and news-lover picks his best moments and memories from (nearly) 10 series of daft and heartwarming reporting in Russell Howard's Good News.

Written by Russell Howard. BBC TV Blog, 22nd October 2015

Russell Howard's Good News has just returned to BBC Two, but in its absence from our screens he missed out on the chance to comment on Greece going broke, Fifa getting busted, Jeremy Corbyn rising to power and David Cameron's piggate. We took it upon ourselves to rectify that.

Written by David Renshaw. NME, 22nd October 2015

Newsbeat management thought it would be "hilarious" to send me to catch up with Russell Howard. Why? Well, because they think I look like him.

Written by Ben Mundy. BBC Newsbeat, 22nd October 2015

This light, slight, topical comedy magazine may not have produced many enduring memories but it stubbornly refuses to go away. This is the 10th series of Russell Howard's Good News and last year's run saw it make a successful transfer from BBC Three to BBC Two. So what is Howard's secret? He's a beige presence and unlikely to ever really polarise opinion. He seems equally unlikely to ever really distinguish himself, but maybe he's just emblematic of this particular cultural moment.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 22nd October 2015

Russell Howard has announced more live dates of his Wonderbox show in America and Canada, thanks largely to his online presence.

Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 7th May 2015

What makes that "nice" Russell Howard so hilarious? Is it Lee Evans - or his mum?

Written by Stephen Armstrong. The Radio Times, 23rd October 2014

For most people in showbiz, cracking America is the ultimate dream. But what happens if you pursue that dream and in a nightmare turn of events, the States says no? That's exactly what's happened to comedian Russell Howard, whose BBC Three show, Russell Howard's Good News, is moving to BBC Two in the UK. "I have tried so hard, but they do not want me," he said. "We've tried to get it to like BBC America, but they're not having it."

BBC Newsbeat, 22nd October 2014

When the news broke that BBC Three is to move online we pondered what this meant for some of its key programmes. Whilst the future of most is still far from certain the BBC's decision to move Russell Howard's Good News to BBC Two does give us a glimmer of hope that some staples of BBC Three may just escape the move.

The Custard TV, 9th June 2014

Russell Howard explains why staying of Twitter may be good advice for any aspiring comedian...

Written by Russell Howard. GQ Magazine, 1st March 2014

Good News has tapped into the teenage/youthy TV-viewing market with a vengeance that would almost, though not quite, make Harry Styles envious.

Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 18th May 2013

Comedian has coined it in thanks to tours and his TV work.

Written by Dominic Herbert. The Sunday Mirror, 12th May 2013

I have a soft spot for Russell Howard, because he's a very nice young man and, having sat through a three hour recording of a 30-minute Good News episode, I admire his attention to tiny detail. He's back tonight with an eighth series of the show that's a cheery mash-up of Have I Got News for You and the late, lamented Harry Hill's TV Burp. Good News is a monster hit for BBC3 and a routine iPlayer chart topper, and has a devoted social network following.

Alison Graham, Radio Times, 25th April 2013

As the comedian prepares for a global tour and a new series of his TV show, reluctant sex symbol Russell Howard reveals his serious side.

Written by Nick Aveling. Time Out, 23rd April 2013

In his BBC TV show Russell Howard's Good News, the comedian 'chews up' current affairs for the internet generation. Will his 2014 Wonderbox world tour make him the king of all media?

Written by Ross Jones. The Telegraph, 23rd April 2013

Since Russell Howard's Good News started in 2009 the Bristol comic has been taking a hilarious look at what's happening around the world in his weekly topical round ups. The show is now the most successful entertainment series on BBC3, and is about to begin its eighth series...

Written by Nick Fiaca. TV Choice Magazine, 16th April 2013

Boy-faced comedian Russell Howard has a huge list of achievements under his belt. He was last week named the number one 'weird crush' in a poll by Heat magazine readers. We've found ten facts you may not know about the unusual heartthrob.

Written by Catherine Earp. Digital Spy, 18th February 2013

Russell Howard has been awarded the dubious honour of being named the nation's top "weird crush".

The Independent, 12th February 2013

Russell Howard's Good News has been voted by Digital Spy users as the best ever BBC Three show.

Written by Frances Taylor. Digital Spy, 9th February 2013

Russell Howard's Good News returned to the telly box this week, and is one of BBC Three's better shows. Howard is able to get laughs from the simple things in life, but he can also handle the bigger stories of the week.

In this episode there were several highlights, from a news report about an American man who shot himself in the backside at the cinema, to people getting the sack from work for burning toast - and meeting the fastest sheep shearer in England.

Being the first episode, some of the stories were a bit dated - such as the story about the dodgy Jesus fresco restoration - but these kind of old reports are usually covered in opening episodes anyway.

Good News is still one of the best stand-up comedies on television. It's just a shame that BBC Three's sitcoms can't be as good...

Ian Wolf, Giggle Beats, 1st October 2012

Now that the nights are drawing in, there's nothing like a bit of topical comedy delivered by a stand-up comedian with a skewed West Country charm to warm up a chilly heart.

Certainly BBC3 will be rubbing its hands at the return of Russell Howard's Good News, the channel's most successful entertainment series that's also regularly the most watched show across all BBC channels on iPlayer.

The seventh series will follow the format of the previous six, though we hope without any accidents - Howard broke a finger on stage in front of his audience while pretending to be a stuntman in an episode last year, soldiering on in agony until he was taken to hospital.

The meat of the show is provided by his observations on news stories taken from TV news channels and newspapers domestically and around the world, all assiduously gathered by Howard and his writing team. Viewers can send in their suggestions via Twitter at @bbcgoodnews.

Alison Graham, Radio Times, 27th September 2012

On a channel that's still hit and miss with its comedy output, Good News has stood out like a beacon of reliability as the warm and energetic Howard gives us his upbeat take on the week's news drawn from '60 international news channels, 140 worldwide newspapers and more than a thousand news clips'. No wonder it's on its seventh series.

Sharon Lougher, Metro, 27th September 2012

Russell Howard has criticised the BBC for "censorship" of comedy during the London 2012 Olympics.

Written by Alex Fletcher. Digital Spy, 25th September 2012

'I've reached the age of 32 with little wisdom, I'm afraid'.

Written by Nick Duerden. The Independent on Sunday, 23rd September 2012

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