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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





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Russell Kane - Smallness

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Russell Kane - The Closure of Craig Solly

You, the audience, become the friends and family of this psychotic gangster's victims. In this bleak and viscerally twisted monologue, a fractured man attempts to explain himself. Craig Soll

RUSSELL KANE RETURNS TO HOST A THIRD SERIES OF THE HIT BBC THREE SHOW

“Russell Kane hosts the show we’ve all been crying out for” Jack Seale, Radio Times Live at the Electric, BBC Three’s freshest and finest theatre of comedy, returns to BBC Three for

EDINBURGH 2013: RUSSELL KANE - SMALLNESS

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LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC - RUSSELL KANE RETURNS TO HOST A SECOND SERIES OF THE HIT BBC THREE SHOW

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AVALON AUTUMN 2012 LINE-UP

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Energetic comedian and host of BBC Three’s brand new hit late-night comedy series, Live at the Electric and co-host of Britain Unzipped (BBC Three), RUSSELL KANE will see his Edinburgh Com

EDINBURGH 2012: LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC- LIVE AT THE FRINGE

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EDINBURGH 2012: RUSSELL KANE- POSTURING DELIVERY

The past year has seen RUSSELL become one of comedy’s hottest acts both live and on TV, and he returns to the Fringe this summer with his brand new show Posturing Delivery. The show sees R

RUSSELL KANE: Autumn tour announcement

Hot on the heels of hosting BBC Three’s brand new hit late-night comedy series, Live at the Electric and co-presenting Britain Unzipped (BBC Three), the multi-award-winning comedian RUSSEL

LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC - NEW COMEDY SHOW ON BBC THREE FROM MAY 31ST

Live At The Electric is a new late-night comedy show on BBC Three from the producers of Russell Howard’s Good News, Not Going Out (BBC ONE) and Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV1). The series w

RUSSELL KANE SMOKESCREENS & CASTLES DEBUT LIVE STAND UP DVD RELEASED ON 7th NOVEMBER

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RUSSELL KANE: BRAND NEW NATIONWIDE TOUR 'MANSCAPING'

“Manscaping, confirms his status as one of the most stimulating comedians around” Dominic Maxwell, The Times "In a terrific show mainly about his love life, Russell Kane‘s routines a

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EDINBURGH 2011: RUSSELL KANE - 'MANSCAPING'

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2010 RUSSELL KANE returns to the Fringe with his brand new show Manscaping. He will mercilessly explore the ridiculous state of masculinity in the mo

AVALON'S EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE LINE-UP 2011

Avalon is heading to Edinburgh 2011 with a host of award-winning comics, including two Foster’s Comedy Award winners and six Foster’s / Perrier Comedy Award Nominees, for the 23rd Festiv

THE GRUMPY GUIDE TO WORK

The Grumpy Guide To... returns to BBC2 on Sunday 27th March with a fresh gaggle of Grumpies venting their spleen on the most unpleasant yet inescapable aspect of daily life: work. Whether i

EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD WINNER RUSSELL KANE ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW TOUR

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and Let’s Dance for Comic Relief finalist RUSSELL KANE has announced a brand new tour for 2011. Manscaping will see the Comedy Rocks regular and ITV2 I’m A

EDINBURGH 2010: RUSSELL KANE - 'SMOKESCREENS & CASTLES'

After a critically acclaimed, sell-out 2009 Edinburgh run, triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here Now! presenter RUSSELL KANE returns with Smokescre

GRUMPY GUIDE TO THE EIGHTIES

Grumpy Guide To The Eighties is a brand new, one-hour special from the makers of Grumpy Old Men and Grumpy Old Women, in which a very-cross-section of Grumps (old and young…ish) wax irrita

TRIPLE EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE AND 'I'M A CELEBRITY...' PRESENTER RUSSELL KANE TO TOUR FAKESPEARE

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EDINBURGH 2009: RUSSELL KANE - 'HUMAN DRESSAGE'

Following the sell-out success of 2008’s critically acclaimed hit Gaping Flaws, and hot on the heels of his acclaimed appearance on BBC1 ONE’s Live at the Apollo, double if.comedy Award

EDINBURGH 2009: RUSSELL KANE - 'FAKESPEARE: THE TRAGICKAL SAVEINGS OF KING NIGEL'

“Thou art lazier than Columbo’s eye.” After last year’s acclaimed debut Edinburgh play, RUSSELL KANE’s Fakespeare is back with a brand new bawdy romp in blank verse. Following a

DOUBLE IF.COMEDY AWARD NOMINEE RUSSELL KANE TO EMBARK ON HIS SECOND NATIONAL TOUR THIS YEAR

Following the critical success of his first national tour, double if.comedy Award-nominee RUSSELL KANE will return to the road for the second time this year with his brand new stand-up show

AVALON’S EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE LINE-UP 2009

Avalon is to launch a bill of award-winning comics, including three Perrier Award winners and three if.comedy/Perrier Award nominees, as it returns for its 21st Festival Fringe this August.

GROUCHY YOUNG MEN

From the makers of Grumpy Old Men and Grumpy Old Women, comes Grouchy Young Men, a brand new one-hour special that gives a younger generation of disgruntled gents the chance to let off some

RUSSELL KANE - GAPING FLAWS NATIONAL TOUR 2009

Double if.comedy Award nominee and host of BBC Radio 2’s Out To Lunch RUSSELL KANE is to embark on his first national tour. Following the sell-out success of his critically acclaimed stan