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Russell Howard at The Palladium in 2023
Craig Sugden

Russell Howard launches new podcast Wonderbox on Oct 11 2023

Press Release ·

It was announced today, 25th September, that Russell Howard launches his new podcast Wonderbox, produced by Avalon, on the 11th October 2023.

A Wonderbox is a place where you keep little reminders of what makes life worth living. Each week Russell will chat to a special guest about what they’d keep in their Wonderbox, recounting the most memorable and funniest moments of their lives.

Russell begins the series chatting with 2023 Emmy Award ‘Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics’ & Brit Awards ‘Best New Artist’ Nominated Sam Ryder plus BAFTA Nominated Munya Chawawa (Race Around Britain) in a special bumper double episode, followed by stars including Emmy Award winning John Oliver (Last Week Tonight), Jimmy Carr (8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, His Dark Material), Taylor Tomlinson (Quarter-Life Crisis, Look At You), Jack Whitehall (A League of Their Own, At Large) , Greg Davies (Taskmaster, The Cleaner), Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Jen Brister (Live At The Apollo, Meaningless), Jordan Gray (Transaction, Friday Night Live) and BAFTA Nominated Rachel Parris (Late Night Mash).

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Russell Howard said “I love doing this podcast. I get interesting guests and I ask them what they love. In a world of misery, it’s an absolutely joyous celebration of the little things that make people tick.”

Russell Howard’s Wonderbox launches on the 11th October on all major podcast platforms. More information at

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After the global success of writing and starring in 182 episodes of The Russell Howard Hour (Sky) and Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC) combined, two Netflix specials Lubricant and Recalibrate(streaming now), over 1 billion views on social media worldwide including 500+ million viewsspawned from six seasons of The Russell Howard Hour, and selling over 250,000 tickets over 100+ sold-out gigs in the UK & Ireland alone (including 11 London Palladium gigs) with his brand-new show Russell Howard Live, Russell Howard’s Wonderbox podcast launch coincides with him touring the East Coast USA leg of his latest tour. As we reel from one global crisis to the next, Russell is set to put the world to rights in his own uniquely hilarious way in Durham on 4th October, followed by returning to cities including Washington, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago, Boston and more, plus for the first time playing Charlotte, Norfolk, St Louis andothers before wrapping up with a show in Cleveland on 22nd October. Russell recently kick-started the sold-out Autumn/Winter extension of his UK & Ireland tour with five nights at the London Palladium, which will see him play 149 shows through January 2024, and returns to tour Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2024.

What The Press Have Said About Russell’s stand-up:

“completely irresistible…one of the most effective political stand-ups around, for the way he can keep any crowd on board, being didactic without being divisive… God, the man can put on a show. Howard is a brilliantly talented live performer”

Tristram Fane Saunders, The Daily Telegraph ★★★★

“you’ll not find a slicker, more personable performer the length and breadth of land”★★★★

Mark Wareham, The Mail On Sunday

“comedy A-lister…With smart, satisfying and well-rationed callbacks, Howard builds his giddy anecdotesinto a tsunami of feelgood humour, drenching the sizeable crowd in positivity. No wonder they were moved to rise to their feet.” ★★★★½

Steve Bennett, Chortle

“In Respite he takes stock of the current chaos and concludes that we need more fun…. Howard says laughter brings people together. It certainly did last night.”

★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

“Hero’s return for the uplifting comedy king…Howard is undeniably one of the biggest names in comedy”

★★★★ Josh Stephenson, Metro

“Howard is a megastar” ★★★★

Allan Radcliffe, The Times

“one of the world’s top comedians”

Martin Hemming, The Sunday Times

“Howard masterfully builds a show that is hilarious and convincing in equal manner”

★★★★ Owen Richards, The i

“Russell Howard is at the top of his game, his elegantly crafted observational stand-up using cunningly spun callbacks and physical comedy to flirt with controversy, domesticity, politics, sex, and Calippo ice lollies”

Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times

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