One of the UK’s most successful comedians, RUSSELL HOWARD is set to host his first ever stand-up TV show on Comedy Central. The 10-part series, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, will launch on Wednesday 29th April at 10pm.

Written and presented by the hugely popular comedian, the series is being filmed in front of a live audience at the intimate and legendary Electric Ballroom in Camden, featuring performances from RUSSELL, as well as two handpicked stand-up guests each episode. In addition to performing new and exclusive material, RUSSELL will delve into questions from viewers on social media and interact with members of the audience.

In each episode, RUSSELL is joined by a headline and support act, invited to showcase their talents. These include DOC BROWN (Derek, The Inbetweeners), ROISIN CONATY (Man Down), ROB DELANEY (Catastrophe), CARL DONNELLY (Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee), NICK HELM (Uncle), ALEX HORNE (The Horne Section), ANDREW MAXWELL (Conspiracy Road Trip), SARA PASCOE (W1A), KATHERINE RYAN (Room 101, Have I got News For You) and JOE WILKINSON (Him & Her, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown).

RUSSELL HOWARD said, “I’m really looking forward to hosting the show. We’ve got loads of great new comics on and…It’s also quite close to my house.”

JILL OFFMAN, MD Comedy Central UK & SVP Comedy VIMN added, “Ever since I saw Russell Howard’s live stand up show five years ago, it has been my dream to get him on Comedy Central. The whole team loves his work and he has massive appeal with our audience.”

An Avalon Television Production for Comedy Central, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central is directed by PETER ORTON (Russell Howard’s Good News, TV Burp), and produced by JASON DAWSON (Russell Howard’s Good News). Executive Producers are JILL OFFMAN, LOURDES DIAZ and EMMA CLARKE for Comedy Central and RICHARD ALLEN TURNER, JAMES TAYLOR and JON THODAY for Avalon.

Last year, RUSSELL embarked on his brand new sell-out world tour Wonderbox, performing to over 285,000 fans at 40 shows across the UK and Ireland, including four consecutive nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall, as well as sold-out runs in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. He is now the biggest UK comedian on Facebook with over 3.1 million fans and over a million on Twitter.

Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central will air on Wednesday 29th April at 9pm on Comedy Central

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What the press have said about Russell Howard

“Howard has become one of the most successful stand-ups of his generation.”
Ross Jones, The Telegraph

“Perennially popular… sanguine hyperactive stand-up – with a healthy dollop of schoolyard puerility.”
Warren Howard, The Independent

“Howard’s success is down to the way his comic outlook strikes a chord with so many younger people. He’s not afraid to be silly and gently whimsical but he never disappears up his own arse. And his attitude is always sunnily optimistic, taking delight in the daft little details of his life.”
James Kettle, The Guardian