THE RUSSELL HOWARD HOUR Returns to Sky One This November
Russell Howard returns to our screens to offer his unique and acclaimed perspective on news and current affairs with a highly anticipated second series of The Russell Howard Hour on Thursday 8th November at 10pm on Sky One. The last series of the Sky original and Avalon production was the most successful new entertainment series to launch on the channel since 2010 and had over 100 million views across social media as a result of multiple segments going viral such as: a passionate backing of the British police (10 million views), a dive in to the insanity of our housing crisis (9 million views) and an insight in to the impact of social media on teenage girls (7 million views).
Filmed in front of a studio audience, Russell will once again conduct in-depth wider social interviews with an array of interesting people after having guests including Ed Sheeran, John Oliver, Naomi Klein, Jamie Oliver, Diane Abbott, Greg Davies, Fiona Bruce, Juan Mata, Sarah Millican, war veteran and refugee campaigner HARRY Leslie Smith, former NHS doctor and top-selling author Adam Kay and KKK converter Daryl Davis on the show in series one. We will also see the return of Playground Politics, where Russell talks to children about international issues at schools around the world to get a junior perspective on global politics and Good Deeds, championing the nation's spirit of generosity through highlighting our more noble gestures.
For the first time, Russell will address his fear of mortality in a brand-new strand, Live Forever. With the aid of comedians, Russell is set to participate in a mixture of scientifically proven, spiritual and perhaps slightly dubiously dubbed life prolonging activities including getting päntsdrunk with Greg Davies, Chinese therapy with Jimmy Carr, Shaman healing with Roisin Conaty, Nordic Cuddling with Jon Richardson, Plastination with Rose Matafeo, Goat Yoga with Mo Gilligan and Cryotherapy with Paul Chowdhry.
Russell Howard is one of the UK's most successful comedians; with over 3.4 million Facebook fans, he has a huge social media presence and more followers on this platform than any other British comedian. Russell's 2017 tour, Round the World, was his largest to date with performances spanning 11 countries across 3 continents including the biggest ever stand-up show in China. With 10 consecutive nights at the Royal Albert Hall, his tour broke the venue's record previously held by Frank Sinatra and BARRY Manilow for 8 shows in a row. The success of this international tour led to its release as a globally available NETFLIX SPECIAL entitled Recalibrate, which is available to watch now.
The Russell Howard Hour is a Sky original production produced by Avalon. The commissioning editor at Sky is Shirley Jones, whilst Executive Producers are Richard Allen-Turner, James Taylor and Jon Thoday for Avalon. The show is directed by Peter Orton and series produced by Robyn O'Brien.