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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Fight breaks out at Russell Howard gig

'Stay classy, Glasgow'

Russell Howard had to stop his gig in Glasgow last night when a brawl broke out.

One fan was reportedly punched in the face during the fracas, which was so disruptive that the comedian had to pause his Round The World show.

The fighting pair were ejected from the SSE Hydro, but it is not thought that police got involved.

Audience members were quick to post news of the incident online.  Jess Boyle said: ‘Cannae believe a fight broke out at Russell Howard tonight, stay classy Glasgow.’

Musician Scott Williamson, said: ’Unbelievable scenes at Russell Howard, two cunts  started fighting in an aisle, 11,000 people just turned and watched.’

Teri Caton posted:  ‘Only in Glasgow could a fight kick off in the middle of a @russellhoward gig poor boy nearly shat himself’

And Sam Brown suggested that the fight broke out over a spilt pint.

It is not the first fight to break out at a comedy show at the venue this year. Last month police were called to a punch-up during Still Game’s return to the stage. 

Our review of Russell Howard: Round The World

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Published: 22 Mar 2017

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