Russell Howard is bringing his friends to Manchester Academy

Wednesday 26th September will see The Future Perfect Project headline comic sensation Russell Howard at Manchester Academy 1, as part of Sonder festival 2018.

By Ben Brown | Last updated 3 December 2018

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All profits from this stylish evening of laughter will go towards Future Perfect’s work in promoting the arts and supporting the Christie hospitals’ Art, Music & Activity programme.

Russell Howard & Friends in support of Music & Art therapy @ The Christie
Wednesday 26th September, 7pm
Manchester Academy 1

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Future Perfect is a community project that encourages the use of art therapy to help people through cancer treatment and mental distress. The project works with local partners in Greater Manchester to create both small and large scale fundraising events for the Christie charitable fund. Future Perfect was set up by DJ, Musician & Artist Lee Wyatt who sadly lost his battle with bowel cancer aged just 25 years old.

The Future Perfect comedy night will kick off SONDER Festival 2018 which will take place from the 26th September to the 30th September across some of Manchester’s best venues. This year will see well over 200 bands, artists, poets and comedians perform across multiple festival stages.

Russell Howard is one of the UK’s most successful comedians, with over 3.4 million Facebook fans and 1.3 million Twitter followers. Russell’s 2017 tour, Round the World, was his biggest tour to date with performances spanning 11 countries across 3 continents. With 10 consecutive nights at the Royal Albert Hall, his tour breaks the venue’s record previously held by Frank Sinatra and Barry Manilow.

Over the period from 2009 to 2015, Russell wrote and starred in 96 episodes of Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Three’s best-performing entertainment show. Its success led to a new home on BBC Two for its ninth and tenth seasons, where it averaged over 3 million viewers per episode. Multiple segments of the show have gone viral, amassing over 32 million views.

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