Howard Read

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Howard Read is an award-winning writer, stand-up comic, songwriter, actor and animator. He specialises in writing and performing family and children’s comedy for stage and TV.

Howard is best known for his unique creation Little Howard, an animated interactive six-year-old boy, who performs alongside him on stage and screen. Together they stole the show at the 2007 Royal Variety Performance. They had their own show Little Howards Big Question which ran for three series on CBBC, BBC1 & BBC2 and won the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Children’s TV script in 2011. Howard has since been one of the most sought-after writers in family television. He is currently has various comedy projects in development for television, stage and online.

 

Awards
2018 BAFTA Nominee Winner Best Children’s TV Script Horrible Histories 7 As part of a writing team
2017 EMMY Winner Winner Best Children’s TV Show Horrible Histories 6 As part of a writing team
2011 Writer’s Guild Awards Winner Best Script for a Children’s TV Programme Little Howard’s Big Question Co-writer
2007 Runner-Up Tuborg Musical Comedy Award For songs from live shows and stand-up
2007 Buxton Fringe Winner Best Children’s SHow Little Howard And The Magic Pencil Of Life And Death
2006 Brighton Fringe Awards Nominee Best Children’s Show Little Howard And The Magic Pencil Of Life And Death
2004 Chortle Comedy Awards Nominee Best Innovation Little Howard’s Big Show For Kids
2003 Nominee Perrier Award Little Howard’s Big Show For Kids Only British Nomination
2001 BBC New Comedy Awards Winner Best Animation Polar Bears In A Snowstorm
Writing – Television
Date Programme Channel / Production Company Role Information
2018 The Blackpool Museum Project Casson Mann Development Writer
2018 Ninja Express CBBC/Boomerang Writer
2018 Incredible Ant Wildseed Studios Writer
2018 Not The End of the World Wildseed Studios Development Writer
2018 Deer Run Viancom Asia Writer
2018 Horrible Histories VIII Lion/CBBC Writer, Lyricist and Script Editor.
2018 Super Natural King Bert Development Writer
2018 The World’s Worst Children King Bert Development Writer
2018 Totems A Productions/Sesame Studios Development Writer
2017 Best Bugs Je Suis Bien Content/Disney Writer
2017 Bea’s Eye View Retort Creator/Writer Children’s Sitcom in development
2017 Dennis And Gnasher Unleashed Beano Studios/CBBC Writer
2017 Antboy the Series Nimbus Films Development Writer
2016 The Floogals Sprout/Channel 5 Writer
2016 Horrible Histories VII Lion/CBBC Writer and Script Editor Series 7
2016 Dennis And Gnasher Beano Studios/CBBC Writer
2016 Danger Mouse Freemantle/CBBC Writer and Episode Punch-ups Series 2
2016 Furchester Hotel Cbeebies/Sesame Street Writer Series 3 & 4
2016 Back Arches CBBC Writer Bafta Winning Show
2016 Totems A Productions/Sesame Street Writer
2015 Ooglies Kolik/CBBC Writer
2015 BBC Bitesize A Productions/BBC Writer Web Series
2015 The One Beano Project DC Thompson Writer Development
2015 The Tracey Ullman Show Citrus/BBC Writer Series 1
2015 Horrible Histories Lion/CBBC Writer Series 6
2015 Class Dismissed CBBC Writer Series 1
2015 Counterfeit Cat Wildseed/Disney Writer Series 1
2015 Danger Mouse CBBC Punch-up Series 1 & 2
2014 Danger Mouse CBBC Writer  Series 1 & 2
2014 Down To Earth CBBC Punch-up Development
2014-13 GiggleBiz CBBC Writer Bafta Winning Show
2013-14 Furchester Hotel CBeebies/Sesame Street Writer
2013 The Amazing World of Gumball Turner Broadcasting Writer Series 3
2012 Horrible Histories Lion / CBBC Writer BAFTA-winning show
2012 Fit CBBC Writer
2011 Little Howard’s Big Question Series 2 BBC1 / BBC2 / CBBC Creator, Writer, Director, Songwriter, Lead Animator 2011 Winner Best Children’s TV Script, Writer’s Guild Award
2009 Little Howard’s Big Question Series 1 BBC1 / BBC2 / CBBC Creator, Writer, Director, Songwriter, Animator
2006-08 Comedy Cuts ITV2 Writer
2006 Stair Lift to Heaven BBC1 / CBBC Creator / Writer
2003 Bird On A Wire BBC Choice Online / Paramount Comedy Writer / Voiceover
2001 Two Posh Old Men BBC Choice Online / Paramount Comedy Writer / Voiceover / Animator
Writing – Radio
Date Programme Station / Production Company Information
2011 Little Howard’s Comedy Round-up BBC Radio 4 Extra Pilot
2007 Peacefully In Their Sleep BBC Radio 4
2006 Out To Lunch BBC Radio 2
2006 The Book Club BBC Radio 4 Pilot
2006 Mitch Ben’s Crimes Against Music BBC 7
2005 28 Acts in 28 Minutes BBC Radio 4
2005 The Milk Run BBC Radio 1
Writing – Theatre
Date Show Venue Role Information
2015 Annabelle’s Skirting Board Adventures Edinburgh Fringe, National Tour Creator / Writer / Animator
2013-14 The Santa Clause Science Experiment Bloomsbury Theatre, London Creator / Writer / Animator
2011-12 Little Howard’s Big Show Edinburgh Fringe, National Tour Creator / Writer / Animator
2010 Panto: Little Howard Harpenden Public School Writer / Performer
2010 Little Howard’s Big Question – Tour National Tour Creator / Writer / Animator
2007-10 Little Howard and the Magic Pencil of Life and Death National and International Tour Creator / Writer / Animator
2005 The Little Howard Appeal National Tour Creator / Writer / Animator
2005 Howard Read – 2005 Comeback Special Edinburgh Festival Creator / Writer / Animator
2004 At Home With The Howards Edinburgh Festival / Soho Theatre Creator / Writer / Animator
2003-04 The Big Howard Little Howard Show National Tour Creator / Writer / Animator
Performing – Television
Date Programme Channel / Production Company Role Information
2015 2015 The Hour STV Appearance, Writer and Animator Big Howard Little Howard Appearances
2011 Little Howard’s Big Question Series 2 & 3 BBC1, BBC2, CBBC Creator, Writer, Director, Songwriter, Lead Animator 2011 Winner – Best Children’s TV Script, Writer’s Guild Awards
2011 This Morning ITV1 Appearance
2010 The Hour STV Appearance / Animator
2009 Little Howard’s Big Question Series 1 BBC1, BBC2, CBBC Creator, Writer, Director, Songwriter, Animator
2008 This Morning ITV1 Guest
2008 Campbell Live TV3NZ Guest
2007 The Royal Variety Performance ITV1 Performer / Animator
2006 The World Stands Up Paramount Comedy Guest
2005 28 Acts in 28 Minutes BBC3 Guest
2005 The World Stands Up Paramount Comedy Performer
2004 Flipside TV Flipside Guest
2004 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno NBC Appearance / Animator
2004 Melbourne International Comedy Festival ABC Appearance / Animator
2003 Celebdaq BBC3, BBC2 Appearance / Voiceover / Animator
2002 Talk of the Town Granada Guest
2002 Loose Lips Living TV Guest 2001 Winner – BBC New Comedy Animation
2001 Polar Bears In A Snowstorm BBC1 Animator
2000 The Frank Skinner Show ITV Warm-Up
Performing – Radio
Date Programme Station / Production Company Information
2012 Steven K Amos’ Life: An Idiot’s Guide BBC Radio 4
2011 Little Howard’s Comedy Round-Up BBC Radio 4 Extra Pilot
2007 Peacefully In Their Sleep BBC Radio 4
2006 Out To Lunch BBC Radio 2
2006 The Book Club BBC Radio 4 Pilot
2006 Mitch Ben’s Crimes Against Music BBC 7
2005 28 Acts in 28 Minutes BBC Radio 4
2005 The Milk Run BBC Radio 1
2003 Four at the Store BBC Radio 4
2003 Pick of the Fringe BBC Radio 4
Performing – Theatre
Date Show Venue Role Information
2017 Present, Big Howard’s LOL-tastic Yukfest For Kids And Well Trained Adults National Tour Creator/Writer/Song Writer/Animator
2017 Big Howard Little Howard: Man and Boy Edinburgh Fringe Creator/Writer/Song Writer/Animator
2015 Annabelle’s Skirting Board Adventures Edinburgh Fringe and National Tour Creator / Writer / Animator/Performer
2013-14 The Santa Clause Science Experiment Bloomsbury Theatre, London Creator / Writer / Animator / Performer
2013 Anifest Canterbury Anifest Creator / Writer / Performer
2011-12 Little Howard’s Big Show Edinburgh Fringe / National Tour Creator / Writer / Performer
2011 Aladdin Eric Morecambe Theatre, Harpenden
2010 Panto: Little Howard Harpenden Public School
2010 Little Howard’s Big Question Tour
2007-10 Little Howard and the Magic Pencil of Life and Death National and International Tour 2007 Tuborg Musical Comedy Award Nomination for Comedy Songs / 2006 Best Children’s Show Nomination, Brighton Fringe Award
2009 Ross Noble’s Nobleism Tour National Tour Animator
2007 Light, Shade, Lemonade Edinburgh Fringe / National Tour
2007 Ross Noble’s Fuzzy Logic Tour National Tour Animator
2005 The Little Howard Appeal National Tour Creator / Writer / Performer
2005 Howard Read – 2005 Comeback Special Edinburgh Festival Creator / Writer / Performer
2004 At Home With The Howards Edinburgh Fringe / Soho Theatre Creator / Writer / Performer
2003-04 The Big Howard Little Howard Show National Tour Creator / Writer / Performer 2004 Best Innovation Nomination, The Chortle Awards / 2003 Perrier Award Nomination
Corporate
Date Event Role Information
2012 West Sussex Primary Headteachers Conference Performer
2011 Cherries Awards for HR Cabaret
2010 MEFFYS Awards Host Hosted with Little Howard
2009 Nursery World Awards Cabaret
2009 Police Superintendents of England & Wales Cabaret
2008 Chartered Institute of Marketers, Jersey Cabaret
2008 Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries Cabaret
2008 Delta Cabaret
2008 Silent Night Cabaret
Animation
Date Title Channel/Production Company Role Info
2018 Cigar: Hope Project Twist It Animator and Composer Online campaign
2018 Anti-Ukulele Anthem Andrew O’Neill and Amanda Palmer Music Video Design and Animation
2009-2011 Little Howard’s Big Question BBC1, BBC2, CBBC Lead Animator
2009 Ross Noble’s Nobleism Tour Short Introductory film to tour show. Animator
2007 Ross Noble’s Fuzzy Logic Tour Short Introductory film to tour show Animator
2006 Stairlift To Heaven BBC1 & CBBC Lead Animator
2003 Celebdaq BBC3 and BBC2 Writer and Animator
2001 Two Posh Old Men BBC Choice Online/UKT Creator/Writer/Voice
2001 Polar Bear In A Snowstorm td>

Online and BBC1 Writer, Animator and Voice Winner of Best Animation at the BBC New Comedy Awards 2001