Russell Howard to bring Respite world tour to Edinburgh for one night only

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival may seem like an eternity away, but big names are already being announced to bring laughs to the Capital.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 5:00 pm
He will bring his show to the Capital during the Fringe

Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that’s spinning out of control.

Comedian Russell Howard announced that he will bring his Respite world tour to the Fringe next year, playing the largest venue at the festival, the Edinburgh Playhouse.

The tour will make a stop in the city on Tuesday 18 August 2020. Tickets are currently on sale.

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The comedian’s YouTube channel has over 940,000 subscribers where every episode of The Russell Howard Hour which aired on Sky One is available to watch online worldwide.

The programme currently on screens on its third series offers his unique and acclaimed perspective on international news and current affairs.

The show is also broadcast simultaneously in Australia and New Zealand.

Series one was the most successful new entertainment series to launch on the channel since 2010 and the show has since received over 300 million views across social media as a result of many segments going viral.

Respite is his third and largest world tour to date and the new Edinburgh date follows a sold out UK arena tour this Autumn.

Russell’s 2017 sell-out international tour, Round the World, saw him break the record for the biggest English speaking stand-up show in China and play a record-breaking 10 night run at the Royal Albert Hall, overtaking 8 in a row jointly held by Frank Sinatra and Barry Manilow.

The tour culminated with the global release of Netflix Special Recalibrate.

Colin Marr, Theatre Director at Edinburgh Playhouse said: “We are excited to announce our first show for Edinburgh Festival Fringe and who better than a first time visit from Russell Howard playing the biggest venue in the city.

“We can’t wait to share more festival announcements in the new year!”

The show in the Capital will be a one off as part of the respite tour and general admission tickets are on sale from 10am tomorrow priced from £35.40.

Tickets for ATG Theatre Card holders were released on presale today.

The Respite tour begins in Denmark in March and will run until September 2020, including six nights at the Bristol Hippodrome in June and July, closing with five nights at the Eventim Apollo in London, two of which were added as extra dates due to popular demand.