There are three things I don’t like about Russell Howard. Firstly, his stand up. Most of his jokes consist of saying dumb things about current events, and then claiming it was his friends or family members that said these idiotic things. For example, a usual joke of his would be:
"In the news this week, there was the royal wedding. My mum was like (forced West Country accent) "does that mean their surname is Royal?"… ha! My Mum…”
No. Your mum didn’t say that. You thought it, realised it wouldn’t have been A-Grade material, so said it in a funny accent.
The second is “Russell Howard Points at The Internet”, his show on BBC3. Or “Good News”, as the Radio Times calls it. A typical skit would be:
"So! Prince Harry was in the news! Getting naked in Vegas. You should have seen the reaction!"
(picture of a dog, looking shocked)
"But that’s not all he did! Here’s a clip of something else!"
(video of a ginger person, nakedly bungee jumping)
"But that’s not all he did! He then did a song!"
(autotuned clip of Prince Harry giving a speech)
The third thing is his terrible show. Yes, that was point two, but hear me out. A typical episode would include Russell laughing at a woman who married a chair. "Haha! What a mental". Next clip, a man who couldn’t stop laughing. "Haha! The mental!". Then, the final three minutes would be talking about a boy who’s Dad had depression, so he painted the entire front room pretty bright colours. But that’s a sweet story, and mental illness shouldn’t be made fun of as it’s a serious thing.
Russell Howard. Stop it.