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

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 109 million views worldwide so far on social media. A third series is due to air in late 2019 and a fourth series has been commissioned for the following year.

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, CHRIS O’DOWD, NAOMI KLEIN, JAMIE OLIVER, RICHARD BRANSON, LOUIS THEROUX, GREG DAVIES, JUAN MATA, ROB DELANEY, MICHELLE WOLF and RICHARD CURTIS.

VT segments of the show include “Playground Politics”, “Good Deeds” 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 in Good Deeds champions our nation’s spirit of generosity.

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. Series 3 will feature a brand new “Playdates” section, which will see Russell and a celebrity guest bond whilst taking part in a peculiar pastime together each week.




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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.

“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