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The Russell Howard Hour

Sky Max and Sky One comedy / stand-up series hosted by Russell Howard. 71 episodes (5 series), 2017 - 2021. Stars Russell Howard.

Next new episode is on tomorrow at 10pm. Series 5, Episode 7
Series 5, Episode 6 is repeated tomorrow at 12am.
Recording at BBC Television Centre. Tickets

Press Clippings

Russell Howard interview

'When your friends realise you're using material on them, it's really awful'.

Tom Ough, The Telegraph, 13th September 2021

Russell Howard shoots 2022 Netflix special

Russell Howard has recorded a new Netflix special. The comic shot his latest stand-up tour, Respite, at the Hammersmith Apollo in London last week.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd September 2021

The Russell Howard Hour to return for two more series

The Russell Howard Hour will return to Sky One for two more series. The next, Series 5, will be fourteen episodes long.

British Comedy Guide, 17th December 2020

McConaughey tells Russell Howard he'll try stand-up

Matthew McConaughey, speaking on The Russell Howard Hour, said: "The plan before Covid was, I was planning on taking to the road and telling stories in an hour of stand-up."

The Sun, 19th November 2020

Russell Howard: 'The real world isn't social media'

The stand-up on getting through lockdown in his childhood bedroom, the joy of comedy in horrific moments and the trouble with finding Jordan Peterson interesting.

Iman Amrani, The Guardian, 3rd September 2020

Russell Howard to present twice-weekly coronavirus show on Sky

Russell Howard is launching a twice-weekly show on Sky One called Russell Howard's Home Time. He'll present the series from his childhood bedroom.

British Comedy Guide, 7th April 2020

Russell Howard interview

'My greatest fear? Death by rats'.

Rosanna Greenstreet, The Guardian, 8th February 2020

After Howard's success on z]BBC Three[/z], the fresh-faced standup signed a deal with [y]Sky[/y] in 2016. His topical chatshow has been a hit, securing fascinating celebs like Louis Theroux, Jon Ronson and Naomi Klein for extended chats. As season three kicks off, the main guest is TBC, although an Aisling Bea cameo is promised.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 7th November 2019

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

Sky orders two more series of The Russell Howard Hour

Sky One has revealed it has ordered two more series of The Russell Howard Hour. Series 3 will be shown in autumn 2019, and Series 4 in 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 24th January 2019