Indulge your funny bones this Valentine’s Day

Russell Howard Northampton Derngate
Russell Howard Wonderbox. Source:

Gentlemen, we know that whilst Valentine’s Day may seem almost like a lifetime away, however failure to prepare in advance may lead to the haphazard, last minute rush of grabbing the last bouquet of service station flowers and crumpled box of chocolates left on the shelves. And as the sophisticated, suave and chivalrous individuals you are, we understand that simply is not acceptable. So this Valentine’s Day why not give your better half the gift of laugher by taking them to see comedy superstar Russell Howard’s warm up ‘Wonderbox’ show at the Royal & Derngate this February 14th.


The Bristol born comedian, best known for his regular appearances on the BBC’s topical panel show ‘Mock the Week’ and his own show, ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, returns to the stage once again after the success of his sell-out, Right Here Right Now tour in 2011. The ‘Wonderbox’ tour takes place across the UK before making its way across the pond to America and then Australia, providing you with the perfect chance to be unique on this Valentine’s Day and do away with the boring Valentine’s clichés. The tour has already sold out in London’s Royal Albert Hall and the comedian’s visit to the Royal & Derngate this February is an opportunity to watch him to test drive his razor sharp wit and award winning humour.

Described as ‘Energetic, uncynical and, most importantly, very funny’ by the Times, the show can guarantee some side splitting laughs from one of the UK’s funniest talents at the top of his game. Simply book your tickets and then enjoy the silent satisfaction on the 14th as you watch the less organised of our species purchasing limp roses and desperately making reservations at the nearest pizza express.

Tickets are £16.00 and the show starts at 8:00pm.

If you are wondering how is the perfect way to end the night and cement the status of ‘Valentine’s Day hero’, forever in that special someone’s eyes, finish the night off at a hidden Haycock & Tailbar cocktail and supper room a stone’s throw away from the theatre.

And here are a collection of some of the comedian’s funniest gags in case the better half needs convincing of his laugh inducing abilities.