Comedian Russell Howard breaks silence after walking off stage mid-set: 'Pretty ...

Russell Howard said he "probably did the right thing" in walking away, after a woman in the crowd started filming him. The comic reportedly ended a performance early in Bristol last month.

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The 40-year-old is believed to have taken issue with an audience member pointing her phone at him.

He reportedly told the woman at the time to "live in the moment".

Russell has now said other performers would back his decision.

He commented: "I was amazed that it went as big as it did, because you know, there's a lot going on in the world at the moment.

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Russell Howard comedian show tour walks off filming news latest updateRussell Howard has spoken out after walking off stage (Image: GETTY)

Russell Howard comedian show tour walks off filming news latest updateRussell Howard was not happy with an audience member last month (Image: GETTY)

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"But apparently a wonky-eyed comedian telling a lady to live in the moment trumped all of that."

The funny man continued: "You won't find any kind of artist, or performer, or comedian, or musician that would feel differently.

"Particularly if you're doing a small gig, and somebody's recording it, it's not going to be good for you and it's not going to be good for the performer."

Comedians frequently require audience members to leave their phones switched off during gigs.

Russell Howard comedian show tour walks off filming news latest updateRussell Howard has now said he think he made the right decision (Image: GETTY)

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