Russell Howard

Comedian Profile

Russell Howard is one of the UK’s most successful comedians. His 2011 sell-out arena tour Right Here, Right Now played to more than 300,000 fans including three sold out dates at the 15,000 seater O2 Arena. He will be returning to the stage in 2014 with his latest arena tour, Wonderbox, including four shows at the Royal Albert Hall and a string of international dates. 

Russell is the writer and star of BBC Three’s most successful entertainment show Russell Howard’s Good News. The 8th series began in Spring 2013; since its debut in 2009 cumulative ratings have grown from 1.7 million a week to a peak of over 3.9 million. The success of the show saw Series 6 move to the new prime-time slot of 9pm where ratings rose to a peak of over 5 million weekly viewers across TV and iPlayer. Good News is regularly the number one show on iPlayer across all BBC channels. 

Russell has released three bestselling live stand-up DVDs: Russell Howard Live (2008), Russell Howard Live: Dingledodies (2009) and Right Here, Right Now (2011). He has now sold over 600,000 DVDs and has been in the top 5 DVD comedy chart across all his stand-up titles. The Wonderbox DVD will be released in Autumn 2014. 

“Probably the best of a new generation of comics. His mind is as sharp as a witch’s nose and gags flow from him with the ease and Majesty of the river Nile.”Time Out

“….a stand-up natural“
The Evening Standard