Howard Read


Radio Times

Incredibly, achingly funny.

Daily Mail

Howard is one of the most sought-after family friendly stand-ups in the country. He specialises in writing and performing family and children’s comedy for stage and TV.

He tours theatres with and without his animated sidekick Little Howard and headlines for Comedy Club 4 Kids and the PG strands of The Comedy Store and Glee Club.

Howard’s human-cartoon double-act Big Howard and Little Howard was nominated for a Perrier Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2003 and they stole the show at the 2007 Royal Variety Performance at the Empire Theatre Liverpool in front of Her Majesty the Queen.

They had their own show Little Howard’s Big Question which ran for three series on CBBC, BBC1 and BBC2 and won the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Children’s TV Script in 2011.

Howard is also a twice BAFTA Nominated writer for BAFTA winning Horrible Histories and currently has various comedy projects in development for television, stage and online.

Howard, Little Howard and Howard’s family are making a web series called Coping in Lockdown With Kids to keep families entertained while they are stuck at home.