Russell Howard: Respite

Comedy sensation Russell Howard is back on tour with his latest blockbuster show, Russell Howard: Respite. Peter Gray reports.

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With a spate of record breaking tours, a smash hit tv series and over 3 million fans on Facebook, Russell Howard is something of a phenomenon in the world of entertainment. And with his world tour – Russell Howard: Respite – set to continue into 2021, it doesn’t look like the comedian will be slowing down anytime soon.

Howard’s latest tour opened to rave reviews in 2019, with the Metro describing the show as “classic Howard” and Chortle praising the star for his  “sustained pace, energy, and physical performance”.

The show  kicked off in Newcastle at the Metro Radio Arena, before taking in such places as Glasgow, Birmingham, Aberdeen and Cardiff before going overseas. Following the sold out success of the early events, the tour has now been extended with dates running through to September 2021.

Respite sees the comedian in typically likeable form, with the new show tackling the inherent sexism in nursery rhymes, racism in football, dick picks and his recent TV work.

The show is the follow up to 2017’s Round The World which saw Howard playing to sell out crowds around Britain and further afield with gigs in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and America. The tour also saw Howard perform a record breaking 10 consecutive nights at the Royal Albert Hall, breaking Frank Sinatra and Barry Manilow previous record of  who had each performed eight consecutive nights at the venue.

Howard can also be found on the small screen where the comedian is the host of Sky 1’s The Russell Howard Hour.

Previous to this, the star had massive hit with Russell Howard’s Good News which ran from 2009 to 2015,a total of 96 episodes.

Russell Howard: Respite will in appearing in London in the near future. We will update this page with exact dates as soon as they are announced. More information about the tour can be found here.

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What: standup comedy
When: tbc
Where: Eventim Apollo

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