Russell Howard announces new tour

And he's running the marathon

Russell Howard has announced another tour of arena gigs – almost a year in advance.

The Mock The Week star will be appearing in 11 huge venues next February and March, including a return to Glasgow’s 10,000-seater SECC, Brimingham’s 13,000-capacity LG Arena and a return to London’s O2 Arena.

The Right Here, Right Now gigs follow on from his ten-date Big Rooms & Belly Laughs tour earlier this year. Click here for dates. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday.

Before then, Howard will be running next month’s London Marathon in aid of the National Society for Epilepsy.

He will be taking on the 26-mile challenge with his sister Kerry, who plays secretary Vicky in BBC One’s Perrin, and brother Daniel, who has epilepsy.

Russell recently took part in the Sport Relief bike ride across the UK, but has apparently done little training.

Kerry said: ‘Russell hates training. I think on the day we will be laughing, arguing and crying mainly crying.

‘I will be filming the second series of Perrin and Russ is filming a second series of his Good News show, so we will be very busy during training.’

So far the siblings have raised £1,700 of their £10,000 target. Visit Virgin Money Giving to donate.

Published: 23 Mar 2010

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