What the international press said about Russell’s last stand-up tour, Round The World:
“world domination is looming… he has grown darker, angrier and more satirical on stage. His sets deal with everything from foreign policy to his fear of death, and he rages as much as he teases” The Sunday Times, UK
“He’s cheeky, he’s charming, and he may be your new favourite British export in a Brexit world” Time Out, USA
“internationally renowned stand-up comedian… jokes range from satirical to observational to downright absurd”
Time Out, China
“Howard has ascended his way to the top of the comedy world” The New Zealand Herald, New Zealand
“effervescent charm…Howard would mos def be ranked in the top 10 comedians worldwide.” The Daily Telegraph, Australia
“one of the world’s best comedians…his best show yet” Time Out, United Arab Emirates
“Comedy Superstar… his hilarious take on everyday characters and situations is about to take the world” Localiiz, Hong Kong
“unapologetically British, politically-charged and irreverent…a delight to follow” Buro 24/7, Singapore
“superstar comic” The Georgia Straight, Canada
“an act that makes people laugh regardless of the hemisphere they call home” The Oregonian, USA
2nd November 2018 – After the global success of Netflix special Recalibrate, Sky One’s hit The Russell Howard Hour which spawned over 109 million views worldwide on social media and 2017 international record-breaking sell-out tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns to the live stage with his third and largest world tour to date, Respite. Russell begins the trip with a nationwide arena tour including two shows at The SSE Arena, Wembley in autumn 2019, during which he will perform ‘in the round’ wherever possible. Breaking the record for the biggest ever stand-up show in China on his last tour, he returns to play Shanghai and Beijing in 2020. Outside of Asia, Russell will perform in Africa, North America, Europe and Australasia, visiting over 24 countries and 51 cities including: Mumbai, Dehli, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpa, Singapore, Copenhagen, Berlin, Helsinki, Amsterdam, New York, San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.
In addition to Russell breaking a record in China on his 2017 sell-out international tour, Round the World, he played 10 consecutive sold out nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall, breaking the venue’s record previously held by Frank Sinatra and Barry Manilow for 8 shows in a row. The tour led to a global release of Netflix Special entitled Recalibrate.
Russell returns to our screens to offer his unique and acclaimed perspective on international news and current affairs with the second series of The Russell Howard Hour on Thursday 8th November at 10pm on Sky One. Every episode is available to watch worldwide on Russell’s YouTube channel which has over 645,000 subscribers. The show is also broadcast simultaneously in Australia and New Zealand. Series one was the most successful new entertainment series to launch on the channel since 2010 and had over 109 million global views across social media.
Russell has a social media following of over 3.4 million Facebook fans around the world with more followers than any other British comedian.
Other things the press said about Russell’s last stand-up tour, Round The World:
★★★★★ Sharon Lougher, Metro, UK
“Hilarious and heartfelt” ★★★★ Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard, UK
“Intimate and raw” ★★★★ Mark Wareham, The Mail On Sunday, UK
“He’s never been more relevant” ★★★★ Rachael Moon, Manchester Evening News, UK
“world domination is looming… he has grown darker, angrier and more satirical on stage. His sets deal with everything from foreign policy to his fear of death, and he rages as much as he teases.” Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times, UK
“Last week, I saw Russell Howard’s highly entertaining new show, playing at the Royal Albert Hall, no less. He is now doing a world tour, and why not? He is a global star, with a huge following.” David Stephenson, The Sunday Express, UK
“We’ve certainly never seen the venue’s [Royal Albert Hall] roof raised this high.” Shyvonne Thomas, Digital Spy, UK
Tickets go on-sale on Thursday 8th November at 10am and will be available to buy here www.russell-howard.co.uk
For more information please contact: Victoria Wedderburn or Dan Lloyd at Avalon on 0207 598 7222 or VWedderburn@avalon-entertainment.com / DLloyd@avalon-entertainment.com
Avalon is a multi-award winning talent management, live promotion and television production group with offices in the UK and the USA. Avalon and ARG, the talent management arm, has discovered and represents many artists that are household names, both in the UK, the USA, and around the world.
In 2018, Avalon was again named the number one true independent television production company in the UK and has produced numerous ground-breaking television shows including: Emmy and Peabody award winner Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), multi-award winning and Emmy-nominated Catastrophe (Channel 4/Amazon Prime), RTS and Rose d’Or winning Not Going Out (the BBC’s longest running sitcom currently on air), BAFTA and RTS-nominated Taskmaster (DAVE/UKTV), multi-BAFTA award winning TV Burp (ITV1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2), Fantasy Football League (BBC/ITV) and Workaholics (Comedy Central USA).
Avalon and Topical Television form the television arm of the company and other shows recently in production include: Catastrophe (C4/Amazon Prime), Taskmaster (Dave), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Not Going Out (BBC One), Stand Up Central with Rob Delaney (Comedy Central UK) and Russell Howard & Mum: Road Trip (Comedy Central UK); whilst the catalogue is sold worldwide by Avalon Distribution.
Avalon produced Newman and Baddiel: Live at Wembley, the UK’s first arena comedy show; Jerry Springer: The Opera, the first West End show to win all four UK ‘Best New Musical’ awards; and has continued to produce live shows globally, as well as promoting more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award than any other company. For Avalon news visit: www.avalon-entertainment.com or @avalonent.
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