Russell Howard

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Russell Howard is one of the UK's most successful comedians. His most recent 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.

Russell is the writer and star of BBC Three's most successful entertainment show Russell Howard's Good News. The first 5 series aired at 10.30pm on BBC3, and 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. The show returns for Series 7 in autumn 2012 and Series 8 in spring 2013.

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.

Following a hugely successful sold-out solo run at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival in 2011, Russell was booked to perform stand-up on The Conan O'Brien Show (TBS, USA). He followed that up with an appearance at Sydney Opera House's International Comedy Gala alongside John Cleese, Louis C.K., Demetri Martin and Martin Short as well as performing his own sell-out solo show.
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RUSSELL HOWARD is set to extend his 2014 Wonderbox tour across the world following over 17,000 suggestions from his fans after he asked them via Facebook where they'd most like to see him perform. The...

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