Rob Delaney's Stand Up Central (formerly known as Russell Howard's Stand Up Central and Chris Ramsey's Stand Up Central) is a British stand-up comedy television show. It started broadcasting on Comedy Central on 29 April, 2015, and ran for ten episodes.[1]

Stand Up Central
GenreStand-up comedy
Presented byRussell Howard (2015–16)
Chris Ramsey (2017)
Rob Delaney (2018–)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series4
No. of episodes36
Producer(s)Jason Dawson (series 1–2)
Mark Iddon (series 3–4)
Running time30 minutes
(including adverts)
Production company(s)Avalon Television
Original networkComedy Central
Original release29 April 2015 (2015-04-29) –

The series features Delaney performing stand-up in front of a live audience at the Electric Ballroom in Camden and answering questions from social media. Each week also features two guests performing stand-up. The second series began broadcasting on 25 May, 2016.[2]

In 2017, it was announced a third series was ordered, with Chris Ramsey replacing Howard, who could not return to present the series due to touring commitments.[1] In 2018, for the fourth series, the host was Rob Delaney.[3]


Series 1 (2015)Edit

Episode Air date Howard's topics Guests
1x01 29 April 2015 Russell talks about running the Bath Half Marathon, discusses male massage and answers questions about time travel, feminism and Transformers. Sara Pascoe, Nish Kumar
1x02 6 May 2015 Russell talks about the ridiculousness of homophobia, answers a question on bullying and sniffs the audience. Rob Delaney, Tiff Stevenson
1x03 13 May 2015 Russell talks about kids of yesteryear, happiness and answers a question on time-travelling masturbation. Joe Wilkinson, Sofie Hagen
1x04 27 May 2015 Russell reads Fifty Shades of Grey and answers questions on university, ghosts and milking a cow. Doc Brown, Paul McCaffrey
1x05 3 June 2015 Russell talks masturbation in the cinema, uniform dating and answers questions on cannabis and super powers. Katherine Ryan, Daniel Simonsen
1x06 10 June 2015 Russell talks weird people, twerking and Geordie Shore, and answers questions on the Yorkshire accent and penis puppy. Andrew Maxwell, Phil Wang
1x07 17 June 2015 Russell explains the many ways his mum embarrasses him, and answers a question on bad Christmas presents. Roisin Conaty, Sean McLoughlin
1x08 24 June 2015 Russell talks about an amusing ringtone, and answers questions on cats, wizards, and what cheers him up. Carl Donnelly, Iain Stirling
1x09 1 July 2015 Russell explains Nigel Farage's worst nightmare and answers questions on signing boobs and the Queen's last words. John Robins, Jarlath Regan
1x10 8 July 2015 Russell talks Mothering Sunday and people who state the obvious, plus answers questions on fame and the worst thing about school. Nick Helm, Chris Kent

Series 2 (2016)Edit

Episode Air date Howard's topics Guests
2x1 25 May 2016 Russell talks bread, wonky vegetables and cleavage. Plus answers questions on Lego and self-pleasure in space Jimmy Carr, Darren Harriott
2x2 1 June 2016 Russell talks erotic buckaroo, landline phones and weird sex, plus answers questions on literature and older women. Joe Lycett, Rhys James
2x3 8 June 2016 Russell talks adult colouring in books and gluten, plus answers questions on the Queen's seduction methods and STD penguins. Chris Ramsey, Yuriko Kotani
2x4 15 June 2016 Russell talks Tom Jones, pant throwing and RnB music with a West Country edge. James Acaster, Kiri Pritchard McLean
2x5 22 June 2016 Russell talks jellyfish stings and brotherly love. Bridget Christie, Ivo Graham
2x6 29 June 2016 Russell talks racial tension and lady wrestling, plus answers questions on Youtubers and tickling chickens. Seann Walsh, Jonny Pelham
2x7 6 July 2016 Russell talks about being an uncle and middle class muggers, plus answers questions on how to get out of work. Isy Suttie, Steve Williams
2x8 13 July 2016 Russell talks about his love of women, from their distinctive laughs to his mum's brilliant brain. Josie Long, Stuart Goldsmith
2x9 20 July 2016 Russell answers questions on Percy Pigs, Marmite and Muslims and also reveals his most awkward sexual moment. Tommy Tiernan, Steve Bugeja
2x10 27 July 2016 Russell talks about depressed dogs and regretful flashers, plus answers questions on sex from a virgin. Ed Gamble, Fern Brady

Series 3 (2017)Edit

Episode Air date Guests
3x1 27 September 2017 Al Murray, Desiree Burch
3x2 4 October 2017 Tez Ilyas, Joel Dommett
3x3 11 October 2017 Marlon Davis, Lee Nelson
3x4 18 October 2017 Tom Lucy, Nish Kumar
3x5 25 October 2017 Rose Matafeo, Dane Baptiste
3x6 1 November 2017 James Acaster, Pierre Novellie
3x7 8 November 2017 Carl Hutchinson, Tom Allen
3x8 15 November 2017 Jason Cook, Ellie Taylor

Series 4 (2018)Edit

Episode Air date Guests
4x1 10 October 2018 Jon Richardson, Nigel Ng
4x2 17 October 2018 Sara Pascoe, Tom Ward
4x3 24 October 2018 Glenn Moore, Mo Gilligan
4x4 31 October 2018 Ahir Shah, Luisa Omielan
4x5 7 November 2018 Emily Lloyd-Saini, Iain Stirling
4x6 14 November 2018 Rob Auton, Suzi Ruffell
4x7 21 November 2018 Flo & Joan, Paul Chowdhry
4x8 28 November 2018 Adam Hess, Joe Wilkinson


  1. ^ a b "Chris Ramsey takes over from Russell Howard on Stand Up Central". British Comedy Guide. 9 May 2017.
  3. ^ Bennett, Steve. "Who's on Rob Delaney's Stand-Up Central? : News 2018 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide".

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