Comedian Russell Howard to play Lincoln show

Popular TV funny man Russell Howard, who was one of the first major touring comedians to take to the stage at the Engine Shed in 2006, is returning for the venue’s 10th anniversary.

The Lincoln show ‘Work in Progress’ will take place on Sunday, October 9 and will be a sneak peek rehearsal as he tries out his new material.

Tickets go live on Friday, May 13 from 9am on the Engine Shed website and will cost £15.

Russell is one of the UK’s most successful comedians, performing to over one million people during his career so far.

His latest and biggest arena tour ‘Wonderbox’ included a four night sell-out run at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as capacity shows across the USA and Australia.

Russell is the writer and star of BBC Three’s most popular entertainment show Russell Howard’s Good News and has released four bestselling live stand-up DVDs.

Jimmy Carr. Photo: Albin Olsson

Jimmy Carr. Photo: Albin Olsson

Also performing in the venue’s milestone year is returning comedian Ross Noble and Jimmy Carr, who added a second date to his Lincoln appearance due to high demand.

The Engine Shed in Lincoln. Photo: File/The Lincolnite

The Engine Shed in Lincoln. Photo: File/The Lincolnite

The Engine Shed was opened in September 2006 and takes its name from its former life as a locomotive shed.

The venue has a capacity for around 1,500 people and its first live gig was Embrace.

The University of Lincoln transferred its operation of the Engine Shed to the Students’ Union in 2014.

Hayley Jayne, Students’ Union, said: “We’re really excited about the venue’s anniversary shows, it’s fantastic to be able to celebrate such a landmark. We’re looking to bring back some of our favourite acts from across the years for these shows, and Russell Howard is perfect, especially as he was the first major touring act to play at the venue back in 2006”