Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2010 and the Barry Award 2011, Russell Kane is a multi-talented writer and performer who has firmly established himself as one the best comics in the UK today.
Russell is currently touring the UK with his brand new live show Smallness, which poses the question, what is it with us and smallness? It explores the notion that we Brits love it - being tiny but fierce, close but distant and how we keep things small when life gets big.
He was recently on our screens hosting the third series of Live at the Electric for BBC3, as well as co-hosting Staying In with Russell and Greg a follow on from the much loved Unzipped (formerly Britain Unzipped) also on BBC3. Proving he has many strings to his bow, last April saw the publication of Russell's debut novel The Humorist, to rave reviews, truly marking his entry into the literary sphere.
Aside from winning two of comedy’s most prestigious awards, the last couple of years have been prolific for Russell: he rejoined ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here Now presenting team, broadcasting live every night; presented Freak Like Me, a 6 part series for BBC3; he wrote a play called The Great British Country Fete for the Bush Theatre; he made an acclaimed appearance on BBC One’s flagship live comedy show Live at the Apollo.
A regular on both Radio and TV panel shows, Russell has appeared on Celebrity Juice (ITV), The Apprentice: You're Fired (BBC2), Set List (Sky Atlantic) and Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia (Sky Atlantic), Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), is a regular guest on The Wright Stuff (Five), It’s Your Round (BBC Radio 4), Just a Minute (BBC Radio 4), A Good Read (BBC Radio 4) and Britain’s Got More Talent (ITV2), to name but a few.
"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."
Malcom Hay, Time Out
"Many comics feign weirdness, but this is the closest to the real deal: a breathless, raging, feral act... Probably the most exciting comic discovery of the year."
Steve Bennett, Chortle