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The Russell Howard Hour sees award-winning comedian RUSSELL HOWARD offering an international perspective and reaction to the seemingly relentless flow of major British and world news stories breaking 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The first series of the topical entertainment show was the most successful new non-scripted entertainment series to launch on the channel since 2010 and had over 100 million views across social media. Series 2 broadcast its final episode in early 2019. Sky ordered two further series while Series 2 was still on air. Series 3 will go into production later in 2019.
In the series, RUSSELL conducts in-depth, one-on-one, studio interviews each week as well as introducing some (very) junior global correspondents to offer their on-the-ground perspective on what the hell is going on in the world. Speaking about the show, RUSSELL said: “It’s fair to say that the world is insane at the moment – when was the last time you saw the news and weren’t terrified? Every day we’re bombarded with something new, so, in my new show we’re going to celebrate the heroes and mock the madness.” Guests include SIR RICHARD BRANSON, ED SHEERAN MBE, JOHN OLIVER (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), GREG DAVIES (Taskmaster, Man Down) and renowned documentary filmmaker LOUIS THEROUX, supported by performances from the best of British comedy (including PAUL CHOWDHRY and PHIL ELLIS).
A ratings success for Sky One, Series 1 of The Russell Howard Hour exceeded the average audience share for its timeslot by 450%, with social media clips from the show achieving over 91 million hits and counting. Russell Howard is one of the most successful comedians of his generation with 48 million views on his official YouTube channel alone. He has been watched in 180 countries including North Korea and Vatican City.
“Ever chirpy yet also relentlessly acerbic”
Mail on Sunday
“[Russell has] established himself as the nation’s go-to guy for current-affairs comedy”
“[it’s] a treat to find Howard showing so much bite.”
The Daily Telegraph