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Russell Howard's Good News

BBC Two and BBC Three stand-up hosted by Russell Howard. 97 episodes (10 series), 2009 - 2015. Stars Russell Howard.

Series 7, Episode 8 is repeated on Comedy Central on Tuesday at 1am.

Series 6, Episode 3

Clips include a mayor who has banned residents from dying; a man who can't stop laughing after an operation; and some naughty placards at the London Marathon. The Mystery Guest is a canine Crufts winner. The Good News Extra comic is Dana Alexander.


Russell's T-Shirt: Yellow, with black and white street scene

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th April 2012
BBC Three
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Russell Howard Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Dana Alexander Self
Writing team
Russell Howard Writer
Karl Minns Writer
Steve Williams Writer
Sam Thomas Writer (Additional Material)
Steve Hall Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Peter Orton Director
Mark Iddon Series Producer
David Howarth Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
James Taylor Executive Producer
Sean Hancock Executive Producer
Robyn O'Brien Executive Producer
Perry Widdowson Editor
Rebecca Bowker Editor
Joe Snell Editor
James Dillon Production Designer


Italian mayor bans death!

Russell looks at a strange new law passed by an Italian mayor.

Featuring: Russell Howard.

Dana Alexander on Russell Howards Good News

Dana Alexander performing on Russell Howard's Good News Extra.

Featuring: Dana Alexander.


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