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

The Russell Howard Hour

Sky One comedy / stand-up series hosted by Russell Howard. 54 episodes (4 series), 2017 - 2021. Stars Russell Howard.

Another series is in development.

The Russell Howard Hour. Image shows from L to R: Will Poulter, Russell Howard. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 2, Episode 9

Russell Howard interviews Will Poulter, addresses free speech, and takes Jon Richardson to cuddle therapy.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th January 2019
Sky One
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Russell Howard Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Will Poulter Guest
Jon Richardson Self
Rebecca Mikkola Self
Writing team
Russell Howard Writer
Steve Hall Writer
Steve Williams Writer
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Writer
Production team
Peter Orton 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


Let's talk about freedom of speech

This week Russell tackles the subject of Freedom of Speech and how so many people don't seem to know what it really means...

Featuring: Russell Howard.

Russell Howard interviews Will Poulter

Russell sits down to chat with rising star of We're The Millers, The Revenant, Detroit and Black Mirror - Will Poulter.

Featuring: Russell Howard, Will Poulter.

Cuddle Therapy with Jon Richardson

To conquer Russell's fear of death, both he and comedian Jon Richardson try their hand at Cuddle Therapy.

Featuring: Russell Howard, Jon Richardson.


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