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Stand Up Central

Stand Up Central

  • TV stand-up
  • Comedy Central
  • 2015 - 2018
  • 36 episodes (4 series)

Stand-up showcase for Comedy Central. Stars Rob Delaney, Chris Ramsey and Russell Howard.


Press clippings

The charming Delaney takes a break from negotiating parental horrors on Catastrophe to return to the realm of standup, replacing Chris Ramsey as the compere of this comedy showcase. He has some solid guests this week: the razor-sharp Sara Pascoe and the morose moptop Tom Ward.

Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian, 17th October 2018

Rob Delaney to host Stand Up Central Series 4

Comedy Central has commissioned a fourth series of showcase Stand Up Central, with Rob Delaney now hosting the series.

British Comedy Guide, 26th April 2018

Camden's Electric Ballroom hosts another rapid-fire comedy blitz, with northern lad Ramsey clearly relishing his recent promotion to master of ceremonies. After putting the crowd at ease with an entertainingly wayward Aussie impression, Ramsey introduces compressed sets from rising motormouth Marlon Davis and beloved numbskull Lee Nelson, a delusional poseur whose swanky suit still has the security tag visibly attached.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 11th October 2017

Chris Ramsey: I'll always stay true to my Geordie roots

Chris Ramsey promises that he'll always stay true to his Geordie roots - no matter what. That's why the comedian still lives in his small hometown of South Shields, along with his wife and two-year-old son, despite having landed his dream TV role.

Vicki Newman, The Mirror, 28th September 2017

The frill-free comedy showcase that feels like a rawer, raunchier Live At The Apollo returns for a third series, with likable northern scallywag Chris Ramsey taking over as host from Russell Howard. After expertly neutralising a heckle within his first minute on stage, the former Hebburn star tees up sets from the brilliantly brassy US comic Desiree Burch and Al Murray's bulletproof poobah of lubricated wisdom, the Pub Landlord.

The Guardian, 27th September 2017

Chris Ramsey takes over from Russell Howard on Stand Up Central

Comedy Central have ordered a third series of Stand Up Central, with Chris Ramsey taking over from Russell Howard as host.

British Comedy Guide, 9th May 2017

Russell Howard: I'm still a mummy's boy in my thirties

Funny man Russell Howard opens up to Closer about being his mum's best friend and being everyone's unusual crush.

Emily Cope, Closer Magazine, 1st June 2016

Ostensibly, with his middle-of-the-road material and a giggling studio audience, there's little to differentiate the Bristolian comic's show from many others that have come before. What is different about Howard, however, is his willingness to share the stage with comics of all stripes. As the second series kicks off, up-and-comer Darren Harriott talks being mistaken for a terrorist, while Jimmy Carr brings his trademark one-liners.

Hannah J Davies, The Guardian, 25th May 2016

Russell Howard interview

The in-demand comedian talks about touring with his mum, why he's more ranty and who he thinks is the best comic in the world.

BT, 25th May 2016

Russell Howard interview

Russell Howard on Good News, Boaty McBoatface and engaging young people in politics.

Emma Daly, Radio Times, 23rd May 2016

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