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Giggle For Gorillas: Russell Howard, Steve Williams, Steve Hall
Bristol Zoo Gardens is set to welcome one of Bristol’s funniest and most successful comedians, Russell Howard to do a special gig in aid of gorilla conservation, with proceeds going towards the Zoo’s gorilla conservation work.
Howard will be returning from sell out tours in Australia, New Zealand and USA to perform at the Zoo’s Giggle for Gorillas comedy event on Saturday 9th August, in front of an intimate crowd of less than 1400 people.
The Bristolian’s current tour, Wonderbox, shows “Howard doing what he does best.”**** (Ben Williams, Time Out). Expect the trademark brand of upbeat and razor-sharp comedy from the star and creator of the hit TV show, Russell Howard’s Good News.
Joining Russell will be acclaimed stand-ups Steve Williams and Steve Hall (both also writers on Good News), while the gig will be compered by Mark Olver.
The event will take place under-cover on the Zoo’s main lawn. Gates will open at 6.30pm, when guests will have the opportunity to explore the Zoo grounds after-hours before taking their seats to enjoy the comedy event from 8.15pm.
**Please note, there is no age restriction but ticket purchases are subject to parental discretion, as the show may contain strong language.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Russell Howard is one of our funniest and most successful comedians. The quick-witted, cheeky and wryly observant comedian first became known when he was appearing as a regular on BBC2's Mock The Week. He has had huge success in writing and starring in his own BBC show, Russell Howard's Good News.
Russell Howard’s Good News is available around the world via a YouTube channel launched in 2014 – allowing fans to watch full episodes of the show (without piracy) in countries where the show wasn’t already broadcast – and has had over 11 million views and been watched in 180 countries (including North Korea and Vatican City).
As part of his Round The World tour in 2017, Russell played 10 consecutive nights at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, overtaking the record of 8 in a row jointly held by Frank Sinatra in the 70s and Barry Manilow in the 90s. Before this, the record for the most consecutive performances by a comedian was 6 nights, shared by legends Victoria Wood and Billy Connolly.
'Energetic, uncynical and, most importantly, very funny' (The Times).
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More topical than Trevor MacDonald, Steve is one of the tallest guys on the circuit and certainly one of the most original. His Welsh genes allow him to have a totally different aspect on life although he hasn't lost any of the traditional Welsh values, including their fondness for sheep.
He has supported Lee Mack on tour, appeared on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow and was nominated for a Chortle Award. Steve never fails to surprise and engage audiences with his hybrid of bizarre stories, larger than life physicality, spontaneous improvisation and skewed view of everyday life.
'Steve Williams has proven his lauders correct and come of age as one of Britain's best stand-up performers... effortless audience interaction, inventive and adaptable use of his material and some of the best natural improvisation you will see at the Fringe this year... an hour filled with a constant torrent of laughter' (Fest).
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Probably best known as being a third of the We Are Klang sketch group with Greg Davies and Marek Larwood, Steve Hall is a superb stand-up in his own right and has provided support for Russell Howard on three of his sell-out national tours.
Steve has been called a Steve Coogan 'lookalike and soundalike', which makes sense as they are distantly related through a convoluted web of Irish cousins. Hecklers tend to think Steve looks more like Mr Bean. Daily Telegraph Comedy Awards 2003 and BBC Comedy Awards 2003 runner-up.
'The most intelligent stand-up you've never heard of' (GQ)
'His phrasing is joyous and choice of words close to poetic' (Metro)
'Deadpan brilliance' (Time Out)
'Wonderfully misanthropic' (Sunday Times)
''Russell Howard's fine tour support' (The Times)
'A lovely, friendly, thoroughly entertaining show' (Chortle)
'This is stand-up as it should be: snappy and smart, occasionally nasty, and always funny' (The List).
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