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.
2012 is shaping up to be quite a year for Russell! He can currently be seen co-hosting the new BBC3 show Britain Unzipped with Greg James, he will also be hitting our screens in May as the host of a brand new show Live at the Electric, also for BBC3. Proving he has many strings to his bow, 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, last year was a prolific year 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), 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) and A Good Read (BBC Radio 4) and Britain’s Got More Talent (ITV2), to name but a few.
2011 saw Russell host his own 6 part series for BBC Radio 2 Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour. He was a finalist in Let’s Dance for Comic Relief; he appeared in all 6 episodes of Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford (ITV1) and was a guest on The Graham Norton Show (BBC1).
Russell is currently on a national tour with his new show Manscaping.
"A seriously good comedian."
"A smart, probing brain lurks below the vertiginous quiff."
The Evening Standard
"An exceptional comedian, his pace is relentless and his material beautifully observed and exquisitely crafted... inspiring and brilliant."