Russell Howard

Russell Howard

Date of birth: 23-03-1980
Bristol-born Russell Howard started comedy as a teenager, making the finals of Channel 4's So You Think Your Funny? competition in 1999 in only his fifth ever gig. Two year later, he was also a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards.

He made his Edinburgh debut in 2002, sharing an hour-long show, and returned the following year as part of the long-running Comedy Zone showcase line-up. His first solo show was in 2004.

In 2006, he joined BBC Two's topical panel game Mock the Week as a regular panellist,which led to Russell Howard's Good News from 2009 to 2015, which became BBC Three's biggest entertainment show.

In 2014, he signed to Comedy Central to front a stand-up showcase and a travelogue in which he took his mum around the USA. And in 2016 he signed with Sky for a new entertainment show.

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Russell Howard's European tour dates pulled

Another coronavirus casualty

Russell Howard has announced the cancellation of almost the entrire European leg of his world tour because of coronavirus.

Promoters have pulled his Respite gig in Munich tonight and the comic is now heading back to the UK.

Other cancelled dates are in Cologne, Berlin, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Bergen, Antwerp, Zurich and Gothenburg, all between now and April 5.

It is hoped the dates can be rescheduled.

Remaining European gigs in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Budapest, Vienna and Helsinki are still on sale but a spokesperson for his agents Avalon said: ‘The situation is moving quickly.’

Howard himself tweeted: ‘I’m really sorry to say that some of my European tour gigs have to be cancelled due to the coronavirus.

‘It’s completely out of my hands but we’re gonna reschedule them for later in the year.’

He later added: ‘I’m so gutted that this has happened.’

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Published: 12 Mar 2020

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