The Russell Howard Hour is a satirical comedy show on Sky 1. It follows stand up comic Russell Howard tackling hard-hitting topics with his unique sense of humour. Its format is similar to Russell Howard's Good News that aired on BBC.
Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »
The popular 'Mock the Week' panellist performs live in front of his home crowd in Bristol as part of his 2014 sell-out 'Wonderbox' tour. Russell performs his usual gleefully juvenile brand ... See full summary »
Recorded at Brighton Dome as part of his twice extended sell-out Dingledodies tour (which played to over 125,000 people), the show sees the star of Mock the Week (BBC Two) and Russell ... See full summary »
Russell Howard is a new comedic face to me. His show is like a modern day version of the Clive James Show but with much less drollery and, possibly, not quite so interesting guests.
I keep watching even though there's something not quite a hit about this show. Russell picks up well on contemporary culture but the frequent and blatant references to bodily parts and functions can tend to wear after a while.
The humour is boyish-smutty which Russell carries off well given his looks. There is some wit in there but its generally overwhelmed.
The final segment of the show is always a 'feel good' story from the press which, again, can be hit or miss. Given Russell's persona I'll never be sure whether the segment is there to help tone down the previous material.
Worth giving a try if you don't recoil from brash, younger comedians.
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