Russell Howard is coming back to help the Engine Shed celebrate

Russell Howard is live at the Engine Shed in Lincoln later this year
Russell Howard is live at the Engine Shed in Lincoln later this year

The Engine Shed in Lincoln has announced as series of shows for later this year to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

The first of these to be announced will see comedian Russell Howard take to the stage in October for a work-in progress show, as he tries out brand new material.

Russell Howard is one of the UK’s most successful comedians, performing his live shows to more one million people.

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: Russell Howard Live (2008), Russell Howard Live: Dingledodies (2009) and Right Here, Right Now (2011), and Russell Howard: Wonderbox (2014).

He is also well known for TV appearances on shows like Mock The Week and Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2), Would I Lie To You and Live At The Apollo (BBC1), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central (Comedy Central).

He has also been a presenter on BBC 6 Music in the past.

More pertinently, he was the first big name to perform at the Engine Shed when it first opened.

The Engine Shed started life 10 years ago as the £6 million renovation of a disused railway storage container.

It has now developed into one of the largest live music and entertainments venues in Lincolnshire.

Across the years The Engine shed has hosted some of the biggest and best artists in the industry including Kings of Leon, Ben Howard, Sarah Millican and Fatboy Slim to name a few.

Hayley Jayne, from Lincoln University 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”

Russell Howard will be at the venue on October 9. Tickets are £15 on 0844 8888766 or www.engineshed.co.uk