Russell Howard Hour will return to Sky One for a third and fourth series
24 January 2019 - 7:00 PM

Russell Howard Hour will return to Sky One for a third and fourth series

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The "Russell Howard hour" will be returning to Sky One for a third and fourth series.

The 38-year-old comedian's topical stand-up show - in which he gives his unique take on the week's news events - was the most successful new non-scripted entertainment series to launch on the channel since 2010 when it made its debut in 2017, and has been commissioned for two more series.

The upcoming shows will go into production in autumn 2019, whilst the second series is currently on air until February 28, and the "Mock the Week" star insisted it was a "ridiculous privilege" to be able to continue work on the show.

In a statement, he said: "I absolutely love doing this show. It's such a ridiculous privilege that I get to write jokes as the world spins out of control."

The comedy series is a Sky original production produced by Avalon, and its commissioning editor is Shirley Jones, whilst executive producers are Richard Allen-Turner, James Taylor and Jon Thoday for Avalon. The show is directed by Peter Orton and series produced by Robyn O'Brien.

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Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts said: "Russell has established himself as one of the foremost satirical voices on TV and online. We are happy as hell that he has a home on Sky One where he can bring our audiences his unique and hilarious take on our messed up world."

James Taylor, Executive Producer for Avalon added: "We're delighted that, for at least another 2 years, we'll be bringing The Russell Howard Hour to Sky One where Russell can continue to navigate through and make us laugh at what must be the bleakest and most terrifying news cycle in living memory."

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