Comedian Russell Howard is write and star in a new series for Sky 1.

In a two-year deal, the new show will first air on Sky 1 next year after the comedian has completed his forthcoming stand-up world tour. A non-TX pilot will deliver early December 2016.

The 14-part weekly series will be filmed in front of a live studio audience and will be produced by Avalon Television.

The series has been commissioned by Celia Taylor, head of non-scripted commissioning and Richard Ackerman, commissioning editor, at Sky. Executive producers are Richard Allen-Turner, James Taylor and Jon Thoday at Avalon Television.

Adam MacDonald, director of Sky 1, said: “Russell is brilliantly funny and I can’t wait for his intelligent and incisive wit to be a big part of Sky 1. His new show with us will be a fantastic mix of everything we love about Russell and lots of new inventive comedy. It will be an incredible addition to Sky 1.”

 Russell Howard said: “I am delighted to be making this new show for Sky. It’s obviously the best part of a year away but I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in.”

Staff Reporter

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