Record Breaking Howard
TV comedian Russell Howard is claiming to have broken the record for the biggest ever comedy stand –up show in China, after playing a show to a 938 people in the Yihai Theatre Shanghai. This show was part of TV comedian Howards ‘Round The World Tour’ this week.
One of the largest promoters ‘live Nation’ have said the previous record was by comedian Russell Peters with a 920 strong audience last year.
The comedy shows capacity may seem a bit out of place for the size of the population of 1.4 billion, but stand –up comedy Western – style has not been part of Chinese Culture. In recent years a number of Comedy Clubs have actually opened. Comedian Howard also broke the record for the most consecutive solo performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall, with 10 shows jointly held by Frank Sinartra & Barry Manilow.