Russell Howard brings topical show to Sky from his home
James R | On 14, Apr 2020
Russell Howard is bringing a new topical show to Sky One direct from his home.
Home Time, produced by Avalon, will be a fast turnaround entertainment series that’s a far cry from the usual polished studio sets.
Russell Howard is currently on his (postponed due to Coronavirus) third and largest world tour Respite which will take him to 69 cities across 24 countries in 5 continents, and started with a sold-out UK arena run in Autumn 2019. This new series will see Russell give his unique perspective on current world events, as he chats to some famous faces and interesting people in lockdown, all from his former childhood bedroom. Expect some stories that have made Russell laugh, upbeat conversations, intimate live performances and heart-warming updates from the heroes helping the country on the frontline during these unprecedented times.
Russell Howard said: “Like you I’m stuck at home going slowly mad. So, I’m doing a new show where I’ll be trying to spread some joy in these strange times, chatting to some famous faces and unsung heroes. But crucially not touching any of them.”
Philip Edgar-Jones, Head of Entertainment at Sky, said: “We’re living in the strangest and anxious of moments, in a world where we communicate with our friends and families solely via online platforms; where crossing the road to avoid people is considered polite; and where we’d gladly grass up our neighbours for sitting on a park bench. So, who better to unpick the oddness with his unique take on the world than Russell Howard.”
The show will air every Tuesday at 10pm and Thursday at 10.30pm on Sky One and NOW, for a total of nine episodes. The show will also be available worldwide at midday following broadcast via Russell Howard’s YouTube Channel.
Russell will be donating his fee for the series to NHS Charities Together and The Trussell Trust.