Howard Read

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Howard Read is an award-winning stand-up comic, writer, songwriter, actor and animator. He is best known for his unique creation Little Howard, an animated six-year-old boy, with whom he performs on stage and screen as Big Howard Little Howard.

Together they stole the show at the 2007 Royal Variety Performance and had their own series on CBBC,BBC1 & BBC2, Little Howard’s Big Question, for which Howard was the star, co-writer and lead animator.

Writing – Television
Date Programme Channel / Production Company Role Information
2016 Horrible Histories 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
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 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
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