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Russell's Biography
Russell is a stand-up comic based in Bristol. He was nominated for the if.comeddie award 2006 (formerly the Perrier) for his sell- out Edinburgh show 'Wandering' and was the only British act selected for the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs 'new faces' show. His infectious, charming and critically acclaimed style of comedy feels like a chat around a campfire with the audience wiggling and giggling like toddlers full of sugar.

Russell is also a regular on the BBC 2 show 'Mock The Week,' Radio 4's Banter and Radio 2's Out To Lunch. His show on BBC 6 Music features his good friend Jon Richardson.

"Destined for greatness... An hour in his company is an unalloyed feel good joy"
Evening Standard
"Foot to the floor funny.... A tremendous hour with killer material. ***** " The Herald
"The future of British comedy...hysterically funny" The Metro
"[Russell Howard's] irrepressible enthusiasm, boundless confidence and super elasticised improvisational mind ensure he's on the cusp of a major breakthrough. ***** " Mail On Sunday

First record you bought?
SL2, On A Ragga Tip. It was a tape and i bought it to impress a girl at school when i was 10.

Best Gig?
Rufus Wainwright at the Colston Hall, Bristol. One of the most incredible things i've ever seen. He's funny and sings beautiful songs what more can you ask for.

Six records you couldn't live without
* Poses by Rufus Wainwright
* Made Up Lovesong 43 by The Guillemots
* The Rat by The Walkmen
* One Down by Ben Folds
* Certainty Of Chance by Divine Comedy
* The Art Teacher by Rufus Wainwright

First record you ever played on the radio?
It's going to be 'In The Morning' by the Coral. You can't listen to that without feeling better.

A record that makes you laugh?
The Bus Song by The Flight of the Conchords

A record that sounds better in the dark?
The Amelie soundtrack by Yann Tiersen

A song you wish you'd written?
So many, so many. That is an impossible question.

Soundtrack for a long car journey?
My iPOD.

Contact Us

russell.6music@bbc.co.uk
Text on 64046
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