Russell Howard will take a look back at the biggest moments this year alongside chatting to a special guest, inviting his favourite performers including London Hughes, Aisling Bea and Guz Khan to reflect on festive ‘Life Lessons’ and celebrating 2020’s ‘Good Deeds’ in a jam packed Christmas special episode of The Russell Howard Hour on Thursday 17th December on Sky One and NOWTV at 10pm. Academy Award® winning actor Matthew Mcconaughey and Olivier Award® winning comedian and musician Tim Minchin have also been added to the guest line-up for shows transmitting on the 19th and 26th November respectively.
Russell has returned to present his satirical take on global news, politics and stories dominating the cultural zeitgeist with the fourth series of The Russell Howard Hour. The critically acclaimed and highly topical show was the most successful entertainment series to launch on Sky One and has since amassed over 400 million views on social media with multiple segments going viral.
Russell is once again conducting in-depth interviews with guests both in studio and via a satellite link, with the show featuring interviews with an array of fascinating guests previously including; Ed Sheeran, Jim Carrey, Jack Black, Naomi Klein, Louis Theroux, Tyson Fury, John Oliver, Alesha Dixon, Elizabeth Banks, Dizzee Rascal, Elizabeth Day, Tan France, Brian Cox, Armando Iannucci, Mo Gilligan, Cambridge Analytica reporter Carole Cadwalladr, disability activist Sinead Burke and KKK converter Daryl Davis.
The show has also seen the return of Good Deeds, championing the nation’s spirit of generosity, plus intimate live performances from comedians and musicians. For the first time, in a new strand titled Life Lessons, Russell is joined by well-known faces and emerging talent to tackle life’s biggest questions head on. h
Every episode is available to watch worldwide on Russell’s YouTube channel, which has over one million subscribers and is broadcast in Australia close to UK transmission on Sky One and NOW TV.