Russell Howard’s Good News

Russell Howard has given his thoughts on what he believed to be a censorship from the BBC on comedy during the Olympics.

Howard told Digital Spy that he feels the broadcaster should have been gutsier and allowed comedians to make jokes about the games.

“I was quite upset really. There was no comedy on during the Olympics at all. None whatsoever,” he said.

“There’s too much money in it. The powers that be didn’t want people making jokes about the Olympics, it’s too important apparently. Continue reading »

10:30pm Thursday 21 October on BBC THREE

Russell Howard returns with his lively, topical and entertaining take on some of the key stories of the week

Russell Howard’s Good News

Russell Howard is back with a third helping of his hugely successful topical series, Russell Howard’s Good News. With a mix of stand-up, sketch, clips and interviews, Russell once again dons his news hat, trawls through the media and puts his own unique spin on the big stories of the week. Russell is also on a mission to uncover an array of overlooked little news gems that make him smile.

Filmed weekly in front of a live studio audience, Russell Howard’s Good News also encourages fans at home to get involved and shape the news agenda by allowing them to submit stories online at: www.bbc.co.uk/russellhoward – where they can also view exclusive extra features – or via Twitter at www.twitter.com/russellhoward.

 

Following the huge success of his first series, Russell Howard will be returning to BBC Three with two more helpings of his topical news show.

Series one was the best performing studio-based entertainment show BBC Three has ever launched.

Series two will hit our screens next month, with a third series planned for later this year.

Once again, Russell will scour the media looking for the big stories dominating the news agenda and offer his own unique perspective on them.

He will also be picking out the sometimes overlooked little news nuggets that make him smile.

Russell Howard said of the re-commission: “I just want to say thanks to everyone who watched the show and I can’t wait to start working on the next series.”

BBC Executive Editor for Entertainment, Karl Warner, said: “BBC Three is all about supporting new talent and trying new things. Russell is proof of this and a proper star.

“His first series was a huge hit with BBC Three’s young audience and we’re delighted he’s returning to the channel with not one, but two, more runs.”

Filmed weekly in front of a live studio audience, Russell Howard’s Good News also encourages fans at home to get involved and shape the news agenda by submiting stories online at bbc.co.uk/russellhoward – where they will also be able to view exclusive extra features – or via Twitter at www.twitter.com/russellhoward.

The series, made by Avalon Television, will be produced by Mark Iddon, series produced by Robyn O’Brien and directed by Peter Orton. The executive producers are Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner and James Taylor, and Karl Warner for the BBC.

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