The Russell Howard Hour. Russell Howard. Copyright: Avalon Television
The Russell Howard Hour

The Russell Howard Hour

  • TV comedy / stand-up
  • Sky Max / Sky One
  • 2017 - 2021
  • 71 episodes (5 series)

Russell Howard's comedy series for Sky, mixing topical stand-up and interviews.

  • Due to return for Series 6

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Series 1, Episode 1

The Russell Howard Hour. Image shows from L to R: Diane Abbott, Russell Howard. Copyright: Avalon Television
Russell comments on a week in which there was a largely botched terrorist attack on the Tube; talks to the children of the world about Vladimir Putin; and interviews Labour MP Diane Abbott. Stand-up from Kiri Pritchard-McLean.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 21st September 2017
Time
10pm
Channel
Sky One
Length
60 minutes
Recorded
  • Tuesday 19th September 2017, 18:00 at BBC Television Centre

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 22nd September 2017 2:00am Sky2
Saturday 23rd September 2017 10:00pm Sky1
Sunday 24th September 2017 11:00pm Sky1
Tuesday 26th September 2017 10:00pm Sky1
Friday 29th September 2017 11:00pm Sky1
Monday 18th December 2017 11:55pm Sky1
Wednesday 10th January 2018 10:00pm Sky1
Friday 12th January 2018 11:00pm Sky1
Saturday 13th January 2018 10:00pm Sky1
Sunday 25th February 2018 1:00am Sky1
Monday 2nd July 2018 10:00pm Sky1
Monday 4th March 2019 11:00pm Sky2
Monday 29th April 2019 11:00pm Sky1
Friday 5th July 2019 11:00pm Sky1

Cast & crew

Cast
Russell Howard Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Diane Abbott Guest
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Guest
Megan Beech Self
Lou Sanders Self
Matt Keane Self
Writing team
Russell Howard Writer
Steve Hall Writer
Steve Williams Writer
Steve Bugeja Writer (Additional Material)
John Robins Writer
Production team
Peter Orton Director
Christopher Poole (as Chris Poole) VT Director
Robyn O'Brien Series Producer
Dan Atkinson Producer
Jason Dawson Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
James Taylor Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Shirley Jones Executive Producer
Dominic Wells-Martin VT Producer
Chris Hay Editor
Steve Nayler Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Martin Kempton Lighting Designer

Videos

Parsons Green terror attack

Russell Howard gives his take on the Parsons Green tube incident, aka the really really bad secret Santa!

Featuring: Russell Howard.

Why Trump's transgender ban is totally nuts...

Russell looks at Trump's ban on transgender people in the army.

Featuring: Russell Howard.

Playground Politics - Vladimir Putin

Russell chats to kids around the world about Vladimir Putin.

Featuring: Russell Howard.

Diane Abbott interview

Diane Abbott discusses online bullying.

Featuring: Russell Howard & Diane Abbott.

Kiri Pritchard-McLean stand-up

Kiri Pritchard-McLean jokes about going to nightclubs in your 30s.

Featuring: Kiri Pritchard-McLean.

Press

The Russell Howard Hour review

From puppyish stand-up to spiky satire.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 22nd September 2017

Preview - The Russell Howard Hour

This is a show in which comedian Russell Howard takes a light-hearted look at the news this week. Sound familiar?

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 21st September 2017

Russell Howard's first series since he took the Sky shilling finds the comedian offering his take on the week's major stories. This doesn't sound a million miles from Howard's Good News show for the Beeb, but at the very least it will be intriguing to see if he can sustain laughs through a longer running time. Over 14 episodes, we're promised celebrity guests, expert comment and "fledgling global correspondents", whoever they may be.

Jonathan Wright, The Guardian, 21st September 2017

Russell Howard interview

"I have seen first hand how hard NHS staff work - yet we value reality TV stars more".

Mark Jefferies, The Mirror, 19th September 2017

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