Russell Howard is one of the UK’s most successful comedians, with his combined 6.4 million followers across various social platforms making him one of the most-followed comedians in the English-speaking world

Award winning comedian RUSSELL HOWARD offers his unique and acclaimed perspective on news and current affairs as he mocks the madness of the news and celebrates the unsung heroes from all over the world. The Sky original and Avalon production was the most successful new entertainment series to launch on the channel since 2010 and the show has since received over 400 million views across social media as a result of multiple segments going viral.

Filmed in front of a studio audience, Russell conducts in-depth wider social interviews with an array of interesting people including Ed Sheeran, John Oliver, Alesha Dixon, Chris O’Dowd, Naomi Klein, Jamie Oliver, Louis Theroux, Diane Abbott, Greg Davies, Fiona Bruce, Richard Curtis, Stephen Merchant, Jack Black and Elizabeth Banks.

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.

Sky One’s hit show has spawned over 400 million views worldwide so far on social media and has recently returned for it's sixth season.

Episodes Available

Season 1 - 14 x 60'
Season 2 - 14 x 60'
Season 3 - 14 x 60'
Season 4 - 14 x 60'
Season 5 - 14 x 60'
Season 6 - 14 x 60'

Production Company

Avalon Television

Commissioning Broadcaster

Sky One


Russell Howard

Press & Reviews

“Relentlessly funny” The Guardian

“Russell Howard breaks down headlines in a way that is both informative yet even more hilarious, kind of like our Daily Show, and his interviews are as thoughtful as they are silly” Decider (USA)

"Smart but with a more engaging personality than other satirists" ★★★★ The Mail on Sunday

Altogether more politicised and hard-hitting…. it’s not often you get such spiky satire on Sky1…Howard and his Hour should be applauded. The Daily Telegraph

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