Russell Howard, one of the country's most successful comedians, will return to Comedy Central UK to host a brand new ten part series of Russell Howard's Stand Up Central this May. With the first series achieving viewing figures 159% above the slot average for the channel, he returns to Camden's iconic Electric Ballroom to perform exclusive new material, answer more (sometimes) weird and (usually) wonderful audience questions, not to mention introduce his handpicked roster of the best UK and international stand up acts.
Russell will be welcoming fellow comedians including James Acaster, Jimmy Carr, Bbridget Christie, Ed Gamble, Josie Long, Joe Lycett, Chris Ramsey, Isy Suttie and Seann Walsh. The show also features support from newer names causing a buzz on the UK comedy circuit, including Rhys James and BBC New Comedy Award winner Yuriko Kotani.
The first series of Russell Howard's Stand Up Central debuted Catastrophe star Rob Delaney's stand up to a British TV audience and featured a host of the hottest comedic names of last year.
An Avalon Television production for Comedy Central UK, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central is directed by Peter Orton and produced by Jason Dawson. Executive producers are Richard Allen-Turner, James Taylor and Jon Thoday for Avalon and Jill Offman, Lourses Diaz and Emma Clarke for Comedy Central UK.
I was lucky enough to attend a recording of the new series and Russell was on cracking form from the moment he came on stage and had the whole audience in stitches of laughter through out.