Russell Kane | Presenter | Host | Comedian
Award-winning stand-up, writer and performer Russell Kane has firmly established himself as one of most hotly-tipped comics in the UK.
"Russell Kane's level of ability is amazing. His act combines huge energy and a freak physicality with a rapidly delivered torrent of remarks... Here's a performer with the instincts of a rabble-rouser."
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This year saw Russell win the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for his show ‘Smokescreens and Castles’ - the most prestigious award in Comedy - having been shortlisted for the award a total of 3 times including one nomination for Best Newcomer for his Edinburgh show, ‘The Theory of Pretension’. Russell is all set to take his award-winning show on the road, having completed his twice-extended tour - Human Dressage - which saw him play to sell-out crowds at the Bloomsbury Theatre in October - in addition to touring his critically acclaimed hit Fakespeare: The Tragickal Saveings of King Nigel, a bawdy romp set in a modern-day Essex where everyone speaks in Shakespearean verse.
In a prolific year for Russell, he has: written a play called ‘The Great British Country Fete’ for the Bush Theatre, joined ITV2’s I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here Now presenting team, broadcasting live each night from the Jungle; made an acclaimed appearance on BBC 1’s flagship live comedy show Live at the Apollo, alongside host Al Murray, The Pub Landlord; embarked on two national tours, within just six months of the other; hosted series 5 and 6 of Out To Lunch, BBC Radio 2’s Saturday lunchtime comedy show; completed a nine-week national tour of Australia, which included a full run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival; and played Fakespeare, by special invitation from the RSC, at Stratford-upon-Avon. A regular on TV and radio, other credits include presenting an acclaimed week-long residency on Big Brother’s Big Mouth (Channel 4 & E4) and travelling across the US filming a series of travelogues and celebrity interviews for five US.