Russell Howard will continue with his topical comedy with Sky.
An hour with Howard has proved a hit for Sky One.
“I absolutely love doing this show. It’s such a ridiculous privilege that I get to write jokes as the world spins out of control.” – Russell Howard
The Russell Howard Hour has been commissioned for a further series three and four whilst the second series is currently on air until Thursday 28th February on Sky One. The first series of the topical entertainment show, which sees Russell Howard offer his unique and acclaimed perspective on news and current affairs, 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.
The third, fourteen-part series will go into production in autumn 2019.
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, Juan Mata, Sarah Millican, Michelle Wolf and Derren Brown.
In a segment titled 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. A new Live Forever strand sees Russell address his fear of mortality through participating in a mixture of scientifically proven, spiritual and perhaps slightly dubiously dubbed life-prolonging activities.
“We’re delighted that, for at least another 2 years, we’ll be bringing The Russell Howard Hour to Sky One where Russell can continue to navigate through and make us laugh at what must be the bleakest and most terrifying news cycle in living memory.” – James Taylor,Executive Producer for Avalon