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The Russell Howard Hour

Sky One comedy / stand-up series hosted by Russell Howard. 42 episodes (3 series), 2017 - 2020. Stars Russell Howard.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

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

Who better to satirically scythe through the US midterms and Brexit than Russell Howard? Well, thousands of people, actually - but in their absence, expect another truckload of undercooked topical gags and the odd celebrity guest in this returning series, which is recorded close to broadcast.

Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian, 8th November 2018

Russell Howard 2019 tour tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for Russell Howard's 2019 tour. Titled Respite, it will see him visit Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield.

British Comedy Guide, 8th November 2018

Sixty Seconds with Russell Howard

The comedian, 38, on dancing politicians, the joy of Stormzy and the return of The Russell Howard Hour.

Metro, 8th November 2018

The Russell Howard Hour Series 2 confirmed for 2018

The Russell Howard Hour is to return to Sky One in 2018 for a second series. The news has been confirmed as it's confirmed John Oliver will make his first British TV appearance in over a decade on the show.

British Comedy Guide, 28th November 2017

Russell Howard condemed for race advice remarks

Russell Howard has been criticised for claiming white people in the UK should not take advice from ethnic minorities on how to speak about race.

Ben Kentish, The Independent, 20th November 2017

Russell Howard: what I learned about comedy (& Brexit)

Russell Howard has truly gone global.

Alex Nelson, i Newspaper, 13th October 2017