Russell Howard shoots Netflix special | Filming this weekend

Russell Howard shoots Netflix special

Filming this weekend

Russell Howard has landed a Netflix special, Chortle can reveal.

Recording of his Round the World show will take place on his final tour dates, tomorrow night and Sunday at the Brighton Dome, for release in the autumn.

Currently untitled, Howard has previously suggested the special could be called Recalibrate.

He said: 'I'm really looking forward to making a special for Netflix, I've enjoyed watching so many of their stand-up specials and to record my own for them is great.'

Howard is the sixth UK comic to land a stand-up show for the online streaming giant after Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle, Katherine Ryan, Bridget Christie and Jack Whitehall, and the fourth to get an international release, after Carr, Ryan and Whitehall.

Netflix is expanding its European-based programming and recently picked up Whitehall's south-east Asia-based travelogue Travels With My Father, as well as recommissioning the sitcom Lovesick for a third series.

Howard toured Round The World across four continents, playing the Royal Albert Hall for a record-breaking 10 nights and performing the largest ever stand-up show in China, with 938 people seeing him at Shanghai's Yihai Theatre in May.

The special will be directed by Russell Howard's Good News helmer Peter Orton and is executive produced by the comic, Richard Allen-Turner, James Taylor and Jon Thoday for Avalon and Lisa Nishimura and Robbie Praw for Netflix.

Howard is also bringing a new stand-up and interview show to Sky 1 in the autumn, provisionally titled The Russell Howard Hour, with a second series of the Comedy Central travelogue Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip airing in the spring. Two further series have been commissioned.

By Jay Richardson

Published: 4 Aug 2017

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