“stupendously successful topical comedy show”
Sharon Lougher, Metro
“Quite the pan-generational sex symbol and rumpled comedy god these days; a huge TV star”
Alison Graham, Radio Times
Russell Howard’s Good News returns for a brand new series on Thursday 25th April. BBC Three’s most successful entertainment series, the show was also recently voted the ‘Best Ever BBC Three Show’ by Digital Spy users, taking the top spot ahead of Gavin and Stacey, Little Britain and Being Human. Russell Howard’s Good News regularly achieves audiences of over a million viewers and is frequently one of the most watched shows on BBC iPlayer.
RUSSELL will once again be offering up an insightful look at global goings-on and find his own uniquely upbeat angle on the news each week, from over 60 international news channels, 140 newspapers from around the world and over a thousand news clips. He and his Good News team will leave no stone left unturned in their pursuit of the strange and sublime stories that have been dominating the media over the past seven days. As always, RUSSELL will be joined by a mystery guest who has featured in the news that week. In the last series our host received a lesson in hairdressing from the UK sheep-shearing champion and threw some memorable moves with the world’s top female bodyguard. RUSSELL will also invite members of the public to make the Good News front page themselves with their own weird and wonderful stories in regular feature ‘Headliners’.
Russell Howard’s Good News is filmed live in front of a studio audience and viewers at home can shape the show’s agenda by submitting news stories online via Twitter @bbcgoodnews.
RUSSELL HOWARD has released three best-selling live DVDs, Right Here, Right Now (2011), Russell Howard Live – Dingledodies (2009) and Russell Howard Live (2008) each title being in the top 5 DVD comedy chart during their year of release. In 2011 RUSSELL embarked on the sell-out, nationwide, triple-extended arena tour, Right Here, Right Now, which saw him perform to over 240,000 fans across the country, including three sold-out dates at London’s O2 arena. Russell Howard’s Good News regularly trends globally on twitter during each episode. RUSSELL HOWARD has over 2.5 million fans on Facebook and alongside LEE EVANS, is the joint-third most searched for comedian on Google.
Russell Howard’s Good News returns to BBC Three on Thursday 25th April