Russell Howard


Russell Howard

Infobox Comedian
name = Russell Howard


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birth_name = Russell Joseph Howard
birth_date = birth date and age|1980|3|23
birth_place = Bristol, England
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medium = Stand-up, television, radio
nationality = British
active = 2004–Present
genre = Satire/Political satire, Observational comedy
subject = Everyday life, politics
influences = Billy Connolly, Daniel Kitson, Phil Kay, Tommy Tiernan, Lee Evans
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domesticpartner = Cerys
notable_work = The Milk Run, Mock the Week


website = http://www.russell-howard.co.uk/
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Russell Joseph Howard (born March 23, 1980 in Bristol) is an English comedian famed 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 Alresford until 1996.

Personal life

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 One to 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] .

On 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-back ride 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 Festival recorded 10–15-minute spots for the 'Edinburgh and Beyond show' which was aired on Paramount Comedy 1 in 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 Music with 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.

References


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