Russell Howard will host a brand new show from home that will shine a light on heart-warming stories and inspiring work unfolding across the nation.
The series will be produced on a tight schedule to stay up to date with events happening in the news, featuring interviews with famous faces and everyday heroes of the coronavirus crisis as well as live performances.
Russell Howard's Home Time will air on Sky One and NOW TV on Tuesdays at 10pm and Thursdays at 10:30pm, starting with this Thursday 9th April.
Nine episodes of the series have been commissioned, which should take it through to at least Thursday 7th May.
Howard said: "Like you I’m stuck at home going slowly mad. So, I’m doing a new show where I’ll be trying to spread some joy in these strange times, chatting to some famous faces and unsung heroes. But crucially not touching ANY of them."
The comedian will be donating his entire fee for the show to NHS Charities Together and The Trussell Trust.
Philip Edgar-Jones, Head of Entertainment at Sky, said: "We’re living in the strangest and anxious of moments, in a world where we communicate with our friends and families solely via online platforms; where crossing the road to avoid people is considered polite and where we’d gladly grass up our neighbours for sitting on a park bench. So, who better to unpick the oddness with his unique take on the world than Russell Howard."
Howard went into more detail on the ideas behind the show in a video on his YouTube page:
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