- Russell Howard
name = Russell Howard
birth_name = Russell Joseph Howard
birth_date = birth date and age|1980|3|23
medium = Stand-up,
nationality = British
active = 2004–Present
Satire/ Political satire, Observational comedy
Everyday life, politics
Billy Connolly, Daniel Kitson, Phil Kay, Tommy Tiernan, Lee Evans
domesticpartner = Cerys
notable_work = The Milk Run,
Mock the Week
website = http://www.russell-howard.co.uk/
Russell Joseph Howard (born
March 23, 1980in Bristol) is an English comedianfamed for his improvisational skills, which have led him to win several awards, notably making "Zoo" magazine's top 10 list of "Britain's Funniest Comics 2005" at number 2 and winning "Best Compère" at the 2006 Chortle Awards. He was also nominated for an if.comeddie award in 2006 for his Edinburgh show, "Wandering" [ [http://www.chortle.co.uk/features_static/awards/perrier.php Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide] chortle.co.uk] . He currently resides in London and attended Perins Community School, New Alresforduntil 1996.
He was born and raised in Bristol. He has mentioned several times that his family had many dogs as he was growing up. He has a sister named Kerry and a brother called Daniel, who has
epilepsy. He has made reference to his long-time girlfriend, Cerys, several times on his radio show.
TV and Radio
In 2004 he was commissioned by
BBC Radio Oneto write and perform on the comedy series, "The Milk Run".
He is a regular on British topical panel game "
Mock the Week" and "Out to Lunch" (co-hosting with fellow comedian Rob Deering). He has also made appearances on "Would I Lie To You?", Live At The Apollo, Law of the Playground and " Never Mind the Buzzcocks" (Series 18, Episode 2 and Series 20, Episode 4) [ [http://epguides.com/NeverMindtheBuzzcocks/ Never Mind the Buzzcocks (a Guests & Air Dates Guide)] epguides.com] .
BBC Radio 4, he has appeared on the shows "Banter", hosted by Andrew Collins, and "Political Animal", on which he ended his routine by giving John Oliver a piggy-backride which resulted in one "hurty-elbow", although this did not make it to the broadcast.
Several comedians picked as the best comedy talent from the 2005
Edinburgh Fringe Festivalrecorded 10–15-minute spots for the 'Edinburgh and Beyond show' which was aired on Paramount Comedy 1in the autumn of 2006. The show was filmed at The Bloomsbury Theatre.
From November 2006 to July 2008, Russell co-hosted
The Russell Howard Show[ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/russell_howard/ The Russell Howard Show] bbc.co.uk] on BBC 6 Musicwith fellow comedian Jon Richardson in a Sunday morning slot previously hosted by Russell Brand. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2006/11_november/02/howard.shtml "Russell Howard presents new show for 6 Music"] - BBC Press Release, 2 November 2006]
He is currently touring with his new show Dingledodies. [cite web | title = Russell Howard: Dingledodies Review | url = http://www.chortle.co.uk/shows/edinburgh_fringe_2008/r/16021/russell_howard:_dingledodies/review | publisher = Chortle | accessdate = 2008-11-02 ]
He also has a DVD coming out on November 17 2008, called "Russell Howard Live", which will feature his 2007 show, Adventures.
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