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Award–winning comedian RUSSELL HOWARD returns to primetime TV, following his sell-out world tour, to give viewers a brand new look on global news.
The Russell Howard Hour sees RUSSELL 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 series has RUSSELL conduct 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.”
A ratings success for Sky 1, 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. Guests included SIR RICHARD BRANSON, ED SHEERAN MBE, JOHN OLIVER (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) and GREG DAVIES (Taskmaster, Man Down), supported by performances from the best of British comedy (including PAUL CHOWDHRY and PHIL ELLIS).
“Ever chirpy yet also relentlessly acerbic” Mail on Sunday
“[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
An Avalon Television Production for Sky 1 (UK)
Episodes available: 14 x 60’