Sky has commissioned a new show from Russell Howard. 'The Russell Howard Hour' will see the comedian give his "unique and acclaimed perspective" on news and current affairs, a bit like 'Russell Howard's Good News', which aired on BBC Three and then was moved to BBC Two.
The 14-week series will see Howard conduct in-depth interviews, and introduce some young children as global correspondents trying to make sense of the madness of the news.
"It's fair to say that the world is insane at the moment – when was the last time you saw the news and weren't terrified?" Howard said. "Every day we're bombarded with something new, so, in my new show we're going to celebrate the heroes and mock the madness."
Howard is busy at the moment. He's just finished a round the world tour, one performance of which was recorded as a special for Netflix. The tour included 10 consecutive nights at the Royal Albert Hall, overtaking the record of eight consecutive nights held by Barry Manilow and Frank Sinatra.
'The Russell Howard Hour' will air on Sky 1 on 21st September.