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Russell Howard's Good News

BBC Two and BBC Three stand-up hosted by Russell Howard. 84 episodes (10 series), 2009 - 2015. Stars Russell Howard.

Press Clippings

Samsung launches comedy channel

The new channel will feature Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish, Russell Howard & Mum, Russell Howard's Good News, a series of Taskmaster highlight shows, and a series of short films.

Samsung Newsroom, 4th December 2020

Even woke comics aren't safe

Russell Howard claims the BBC asked him to tweak a routine in case it offended ISIS. Seriously. In the latest episode of his Sky One show, The Russell Howard Hour, the Bristol comic did a routine about freedom of speech, in which he told this remarkable story from his time working for the Beeb.

Tom Slater, Spiked, 30th January 2019

Russell Howard to make new comedy show for Sky 1

Sky 1 has signed up Russell Howard to star in a new comedy series. The news throws the future of Russell Howard's Good News into doubt.

British Comedy Guide, 29th November 2016

Tory MP's ​complaint about Russell Howard rejected

A rightwing Tory MP's complaint about a Russell Howard comedy show in which he was described as a "windbag" and "toad-faced hypocrite" in Commons debates has been rejected by the BBC Trust.

Mark Sweney, The Guardian, 29th September 2016

TV review: Russell Howard's Good News, BBC2

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.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 23rd October 2015

Russell Howard has no plans to bring Good News to USA

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.

Tom Eames, Digital Spy, 22nd October 2015

Good News: a minute with Russell Howard

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.

Russell Howard, BBC Blogs, 22nd October 2015

Russell Howard on the biggest news stories of 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.

David Renshaw, NME, 22nd October 2015

When Russell Howard met his Newsbeat lookalike

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.

Ben Mundy, BBC News, 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