Russell Joseph Howard is an English comedian who also works as a TV and radio host. Russell Howard’s Good News, his own comedy show, made him a household name. The show proved highly successful, and it was eventually awarded the BBC 3 network’s Best Show of All Time. Howard, who was born in Bristol, England, was influenced by comedians like Lee Evans, Richard Pryor, and Frank Skinner. He was a regular panelist on the TV show ‘Mock the Week’ in the early years of his career. He has since performed in a number of other comedy series, including ‘8 Out of 10 Cats,’ ‘Would I Lie to You,’ and ‘Live at the Apollo.’ Howard is a great football lover in addition to comedy and acting. He has been a Liverpool Football Club follower since he was ten years old. Prior to becoming a full-time comedian, he was a member of the Southern League Premier Division’s Basingstoke Town Football Club. He is also a member of ‘Friends of the Earth International,’ an environmental organization. In addition, he ran the London Marathon to raise money for the Epilepsy Society. As stated on the DVD recording of his 2014 stand-up tour, ‘Wonderbox,’ he is an atheist.
Childhood and Adolescence
Russell Joseph Howard was born in Bristol, England, on March 23, 1980, to Dave and Ninette Howard. Russell was the oldest of their three children. His sister is an actress as well. Epilepsy affects his younger sibling.
Howard attended Perins School in New Alresford for his education. He went on to Athlon College and the University of the West of England to further his education.
He has been a fan of football since boyhood and played for Basingstoke Town Football Club before pursuing a career as a performer.
Career of Russell
Russell Howard’s career began in 2004 when BBC Radio 1 engaged him to write, sing, and perform for the show “The Milk Run.” He has appeared on BBC Radio 4 series such as ‘Banter’ and ‘Political Animal’ in the early years of his career.
From 2006, he rose to prominence as the host of ‘The Russell Howard Show,’ which aired on BBC Radio 6 Music. He co-hosted the show with Jon Richardson, a fellow comedian.
Later, BBC 3 commissioned him to develop the comic series “Russell Howard’s Good News.” The show was a tremendous hit when it first aired in October 2009.
On the show, Howard would deliver his amusing and lighthearted take on the week’s major news items. The show became quite popular, and during the channel’s 10th birthday festivities, it was chosen as the best show on the network.
In 2015, he made his acting debut in the comedic drama ‘A Gert Lush Christmas,’ which aired on BBC Two. He also played the principal part in addition to being a co-writer. In the same year, he began hosting his own show, ‘Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central.’ For nearly a year, the show ran on the Comedy Central network.
He began hosting ‘Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip’ in 2016. Comedy Central aired the show, which was a travel documentary series. Howard’s mother accompanied him on a journey across the country for the show.
Howard has published a total of four DVDs, each of which contains footage from some of his stand-up tours.
Russell’s Major Projects
‘Russell Howard’s Good News,’ a British comedy and current affairs show that Howard both produced and hosted, has undoubtedly been the most significant accomplishment of his career thus far. Howard’s weekly show included sketches and humorous video snippets, as well as Howard’s humorous take on the news of the week.
Guest appearances by people who had recently been in the news were also included in the show. Users of the media website Digital Spy finally voted it the Best Ever Show on BBC Three.
Howard made his acting debut in the British comedy-drama ‘A Gert Lush Christmas,’ which was broadcast on BBC Two in December 2014. Howard and Steve Williams co-wrote the program, which was directed by Al Campbell. Dan, the protagonist of the story, takes his fiancée to meet his family.
However, things do not go as planned, and she flees after discovering that they are completely odd. Howard played the lead part in the picture, which also featured Hannah Britland, Neil Morrissey, and Kerry Howard.
Achievements & Awards
At the 2006 Chortle Awards, Russell Howard was named “Best Compère.” For his 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, he was also nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award (previously known as the If.comedy award).
Personal History and Legacy
Russell Howard lives in Camden, London, with his medical doctor girlfriend Cerys and their dog Archie.
He is also well-known for his humanitarian efforts.
In 2010, he completed the London Marathon with his brother and sister to raise money for the Epilepsy Society. In the same year, he and a few other celebrities took part in the BT Sport Relief Million Pound Bike Ride.
Estimated Net worth
Russell Howard’s net worth is $4 million. Russell Howard is an English comedian, television personality, radio personality, and actor.
Russell Howard was born in March 1980 in Bristol, England. From 2006 until 2010, he was a regular on the TV show Mock the Week. From 2009 until 2015, Howard appeared in the television series Russell Howard’s Good News.