THE RUSSELL HOWARD HOUR

Production Company:
Avalon Television

Commissioning Broadcaster:
Sky One

Series Breakdown:
S1 14 x 60
S2 14 x 60
S3 14 x 60
S4 14 x 60
S5 14 x 60

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Award winning comedian RUSSELL HOWARD offers his unique and acclaimed perspective on current events as he mocks the madness of the news and celebrates the unsung heroes from all over the world.

Sky One’s hit show has spawned over 400 million views worldwide so far on social media. Four seasons have aired and two more have been commissioned for Sky One.

The show features in-depth interviews, both in studio and via a satellite link, with an array of fascinating previous guests including; Ed Sheeran, Matthew McConaughey, Alesha Dixon, Jim Carrey, Jack Black, Naomi Klein, Louis Theroux, Elizabeth Banks,Tyson Fury, John Oliver, Dizzee Rascal, Elizabeth Day, Tan France, Brian CoxArmando Iannucci, Mo Gilligan, Tim Minchin, Cambridge Analytica reporter Carole Cadwalladr, disability activist Sinead Burke and KKK converter Daryl Davis.

Season four saw the return of “Good Deeds,” a regular feature championing the nation’s spirit of generosity, as well as intimate live performances from comedians and musicians. For the first time, in a new strand titled Life Lessons, Russell is joined by his favourite performers including Aisling Bea, Guz Khan and London Hughes to tackle ‘life’s biggest questions’ head on.

VT segments of the show include “Playground Politics” and “Live Forever.” In Playground Politics Russell talks to children about international issues at schools around the world to get a junior perspective on global politics, and Live Forever sees Russell address his fear of mortality. With the aid of comedians, Russell participates in a mixture of scientifically proven, spiritual and perhaps slightly dubiously dubbed life prolonging activities including getting päntsdrunk with Greg Davies, Chinese therapy with Jimmy Carr, and cryotherapy with Paul Chowdhry.

Russell Howard is one of the most successful comedians of his generation with over 315 million views on his official YouTube channel alone. He has been watched in 180 countries including North Korea and Vatican City.

“One of the world’s top comedians”
The Sunday Times

“[Russell has] established himself as the nation’s go-to guy for current-affairs comedy”
The Sun

“[it’s] a treat to find Howard showing so much bite.”
The Daily Telegraph

“He’s cheeky, he’s charming, and he may be your new
favourite British export in a Brexit world”
Time Out, USA