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Russell Howard added to Comic Relief’s Spectacular

Russell Howard will now join some of the UK's best comedians at The SSE Arena Wembley next month.

Comic Relief is hosting an incredible night of stand-up comedy next month and the hilarious Russell Howard has just been added to the line-up.

The one-off event, raising funds for the much-beloved charity, will take over London’s SSE Arena Wembley on Thursday 28 February.

Howard currently hosts the acclaimed Sky One hit The Russell Howard Hour, having built a reputation presenting the likes of Russell Howard’s Good News on the BBC between 2009 and 2015.

He has also been snapped up for a Netflix special, releasing Recalibrate at the end of last year.

Howard began his career with radio work for the BBC, before making regular TV appearances on the likes of Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

He has since secured a number of ongoing series, from his BBC and Sky One residencies to the likes of Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip for Comedy Central.

Howard has seen significant praise for both his stand-up and presenting work, with The Sunday Times declaring that “world domination is looming”.

Other comedians performing include Alan Carr, Rob Beckett, Lenny Henry, Romesh Ranganathan, John Bishop, Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan, with more still to be announced.

Stand-up comedian Alan Carr presents the hugely popular Channel 4 talk show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, while Rob Beckett has appeared on television shows such as Taskmaster and The One Show and is a current team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Comedy legend Lenny Henry co-founded Comic Relief and has presented the yearly telethon since its inception.

Romesh Ranganathan, meawhile, is a hugely popular stand-up/presenter and actor who has starred in television shows such as Asian Provocateur and Judge Romesh.

Liverpudlian John Bishop arrives at Comic Relief having regularly sold out arenas on his own.

Known for his off-kilter humour Jimmy Carr is also host of the hugely popular Channel 4 show 8 Out of 10 Cats. 

The hilarious Katherine Ryan’s comedy special Katherine Ryan: In Trouble is currently streaming on Netflix.

Founded in 1985 by Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry, Comic Relief has raised over £1billion in its 30 years plus history. They host the annual Red Nose Day telethon, encouraging the people to donate to the charity.  The live fundraising show features unique performances and sketches from comedians and people from the wider world of entertainment, in return for the public’s donations.

Don’t miss out on a stellar comedy line-up, raising vitals funds for Comic Relief.

Here’s the date:

28 February 2019 – The SSE Arena, Wembley, London

Tickets for the show will be available in our presale from 10:00 Wednesday 5 December 2018 through

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