Russell Howard, one of the best-selling acts in British stand-up, has smashed a Royal Albert Hall record held by Frank Sinatra and Barry Manilow!
On 9 March 2017, on the ninth night of his ten-night Round The World residency at the venue, Russell broke the venue records for the most consecutive performances by an artist.
Can't quite believe it but I now hold the record for the longest consecutive run at the
RoyalAlbertHall</a>... sorry Sinatra! <a href="https://t.co/1VDK0SiAxJ">pic.twitter.com/1VDK0SiAxJ</a></p>— Russell Howard (russellhoward) 9 March 2017
The record for consecutive performances previously stood at eight and was held jointly by Frank Sinatra after his run in the 1970s and Barry Manilow in 1993.
Whilst other performers, including Victoria Wood and Eric Clapton, have held long residencies at the venue, none have done as many consecutive nights as Russell, who was presented with a framed picture celebrating his achievement by Hall COO James Ainscough.