English Comedian, Actor, TV Presenter Russell Howard Biography, Comedy Shows, Movies, Tours, Marriage
Russell Howard, the busy English comedian and TV presenter of “Good News” on BBC, has recently been in news doing a new TV series for his comedy show, but still finding enough time to fix tour dates with Mamma Howard. One of the foremost British stand–up comedians, Howard has won tremendous popularity and fame for his comedy show “Good News”. Russell Howard’s recent spoof on the Tampon Tax and Junior Doctors’ strike as well as a satiric piece he did on ‘Paris Terrorist Attacks’, found super success for him. With an impressive height and build, Russell Howard’s net worth has gone up drastically. He is undoubtedly one of the finest stand-up comedians in United Kingdom (UK).
Russell Howard Family, Age, Education, Wiki
Russell Howard (full name Russell Joseph Howard) was born to parents David and Ninette Howard; his date of birth being 23rd March 1980. Russell Howard, at an age of 37 only, Howard has already won lots of accolades in stand–up comedy. He attended school and college in Hampshire, and then continued higher education at the University of the West of England in Bristol.
Howard has two younger siblings, a brother named Daniel, while Kerry is his sister name. Daniel and Kerry are twins. Daniel suffers from epileptic bouts, a fact that Howard often refers to while doing his show. Hailing from a simple family background, Russell Howard has been able to cut a niche for himself in entertaining people with social satire, absurdist humour, observational comedy and anecdotal humour.
Russell Howard Career as Radio Presenter, TV Shows
Russell Howard began his career as a radio presenter when he wrote, sang and performed in BBC Radio 1’s acclaimed comedy series The Milk Run. Apart from his own show, Howard appeared as guests in Banter, a show by Andrew Collins, and in Political Animal for BBC Radio 4. Russell Howard as radio presenter has been most successful in the shows:
- 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie to You?
- Live at the Apollo
- The Secret Policeman’s Ball 2008
- Never Mind the Buzzcocks (Series 18, Episode 2 and Series 20, Episode 4)
- Law of the Playground
Howard has acted as a regular panelist on the show Mock the Week till 2010. The high time in Russell Howard’s career as one of the leading male stand–up comedians UK began when he hosted “The Russell Howard Show” on BBC 6 Music along with Jon Richardson. The show featuring Russell Howard and Jon Richardson aired from November 2006 to July 2008. He left the radio show since then, as, according to him, one couldn’t gauge audience reaction on the radio, and his performance depended a great deal on how the faces in front of him reacted.
Russell Howards’ signature comedy show “Russell Howard’s Good News” aired its first episode in BBC Three on 22 October 2009. The show continued for 7 episodes of stand-up comedy, a Christmas Special Episode and a “Best of Episodes” show. The series earned great popularity and went on to become BBC Three’s star rated entertainment program.
The Success Story of Russell Howard’s Good News
The show featured quick – witted one – liners by Russell Howard that soon became the laughing talk in the arena. Howard turned the show into a hit by taking on the most important headlines from around the world. Special attention was given to more humorous and light – spirited incidents. The second series of this already extremely popular show started airing from 25 March 2010.
The success story continued with the 7th series beginning on 27 September 2012 on BBC Three. Subsequently, series nine of the popular comedy show commenced its journey on BBC Two in October 2012. Russell Howard’s Good News got its best recognition when it was voted the “Best Ever Show on BBC Three” on 9 February 2013.
Venturing into the world of TV Comedy Shows
Russell Howard’s first appearance on United States television happened on 3rd August 2011 in an episode in Conan. Russell Howard as TV presenter then went on to host the second episode of the 27th series of the show “Never Mind the Buzzcocks” on 30th September 2013.
Russell Howard now presents a new show on comedy on TV named Russell Howard’s “Stand Up Central” that is broadcast on Comedy Central. This new TV series features Howard along with two other guests doing stand up performances. Here Howard also answers questions from the audience and those coming on the social media on many topics like ‘Gay Marriage Bill’ and many other topics that create controversy, in the same feverishly funny ways added on with funny quotes everywhere..
Russell Howard in the league of English Comedians Turned Actors
Russell Howard faced the first direct arena of films and joined the comedians turned actors club when he played the role of Dan Coleman in a comedy drama named A Gert Lush Christmas that ran for an hour BBC Two. The story is about Dan who takes his fiancée to be introduced to his family staying in Bristol. The movie also stars Kerry Howard in the role of Julie, Dan’s sister.
Howard has also starred as Anthony in the romantic comedy Love Don’t Cost a Thing by Troy Beyer that released in December 12, 2003. Russell Howard is now gearing up for a travel documentary series to be produced by Comedy Central, titled “Travels with My Mum in the US”.
Russell Howard Love Affairs, Relationships: Is Marriage in the Fray?
In his personal life, Russell Howard and girl friend of Russell Howard Cerys Morgan are happily settled since 2004. The comedian and the medical doctor are both reticent about their relationships so far. Howard has been dating Cerys Morgan for quite sometimes now. However, no comment was forthcoming regarding plans for wedding. In English comedian Russell Howard biography the wife of Russell Howard is not yet a filled up part. Although his love life is more or less transparent, but when they will get married or Cerys will be his spouse are not yet decided.
Live Shows by Russell Howard
Comedian cum actor Russell Howard has been into live shows since September 2008 with several fully booked tour dates on and off through the next few years. The most popular Russell Howard live show so far has been “Live at the Apollo”. The latest news of upcoming shows is that of Howard going into a stand up tour through UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia and the like between February and July 2017. All his tour tickets have been sold out within few hours due to his fame, fan following and amazing comic timings. The live shows are available to watch online.