If you’ve ever watched the English comedy called Good News by Russell Howard, chances are you also know the man behind the show. His name is Russell Howard – a British-born comedian, radio and television presenter. Russel’s show originated in 2006 and quickly gained popularity, eventually being voted the best show of all time on the BBC 3 network. He is also popular for the show called The Russell Howard Hour. The veteran comedian has placed notable comedians like; Richard Pryor, Lee Evans as well as Frank Skinner as inspiration. Learn more about him below.
Russell Howard – Bio
Russell’s date of birth is March 23, 1980, he was born in Bristol, England as Russell Joseph Howard. His parents Ninette and Dave Howard raised him in England alongside his siblings – twins Kerry and Daniel Howard. Her zodiac sign is Aries.
On his education and qualifications, he had his early education at Perins School, New Alresford Hampshire and went on to Alton College which is also in the same town. Howard then enrolled at the University of West of England Bristol where he majored in economics. His professional career took off on Milk Run – a BBC series where he wrote and starred. He then moved into full-time comedy which he constantly uses as a platform to raise crucial socio-cultural issues like; Sexism, self-harm and homelessness.
Early in his career, he made an effort as a regular panelist for the popular TV show titled Mock the Week. Russell has since appeared in a few other comedy series like; Will I lie to you, 8 out of 10 cats live at the Apollo, Stand Up Central by Chris Ramsey and Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip
Outside of acting, Howard is a die-hard football fan, he was already an enthusiastic supporter of Liverpool Football Club when he was 10 years old. Prior to his foray into comedy, he was a player for Basingstoke Town Football Club – a member of the Southern League Premier Division. Russell Howard is also part of “Friends of the Earth International” – an environmental organization. He participated in the London Marathon in order to raise funds for the epilepsy society. The comedian doesn’t believe in the existence of God and he said so in his 2014 tour DVD titled Wonderbox.
Russel has also appeared in a few movies like Rome & Jewel and A Gert Lush Christmas. He has an award and nomination to his name, at the 2006 Chortle Awards he won Best Companion, while his 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show earned him an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination.
The accumulated net worth of Russell Howard is recorded as $9 million by some reliable sources. His wealth skyrocketed in just a few years with a healthy income of $4 million. Over the past year, his company has made a profit of £2.5 million, or around $2.5 million, mostly from the sale of his DVDs as well as TV deals. Russell owns a 5-bedroom house in Leamington Spa worth £600,000.
Family – mom, brother and sister
Russell Howard was born into a typical English family, his parents Ninette and David Howard aimed for their children to be well educated. They have two other children – Daniel and Kerry Howard who are twins, but Russell is the eldest of them. Her sister Kerry grew up to be an actress. His brother Daniel suffers from epilepsy.
Who is his girlfriend?
A closer look at his relationship record revealed that he is in a romantic entanglement with Cerys, a doctor, with whom he has remained stable since they were teenagers. Russell met his girlfriend at the Ventura Scout nightclub when they were still teenagers, Cerys is his friend’s younger sister. The duo currently live in Camden, London with their pet dog Archie – a Jack Russell Terrier.
Their relationship seems solid and they have been steadfast for many years and counting. On December 25, 2018, in an interview section on Alan Carr’s Christmas Cracker, the comedian revealed that they would take their relationship to the ultimate place in 2019. Their wedding is highly anticipated by fans and the general public who predicted that it will happen soon.