Russell Howard is an English comedian famed for his improvisational skills, which have led him to win several awards, notably making Zoo magazine's top 10 list of 'Britain's Funniest Comics 2005' at number 2 and winning 'Best Compère' at the 2006 Chortle Awards. He was also nominated for an if.comeddie award in 2006 for his Edinburgh show, Wandering. He resides in Bristol and attended Perins Community School, New Alresford until 1996.
In 2004 he wrote and performed the BBC comedy series, The Milk Run and is a regular on British topical panel game Mock the Week, Out to Lunch and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
On BBC Radio 4, he has appeared on the shows Banter, hosted by Andrew Collins, and Political Animal, on which he ended his routine by giving John Oliver a piggy-back ride which resulted in one 'hurty-elbow', although this did not make it to the broadcast.
Since November 2006, Russell has been hosting his own radio show on BBC 6 Music with co-host Jon Richardson in a Sunday morning slot previously hosted by Russell Brand.