Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known as the host of three series of BBC Three‘s Live At The Electric, regular appearances on BBC One’s Live At Apollo, BBC Three’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I Am Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now.
Russell was nominated four times for prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards before winning Best Show in 2010. He then went onto make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year. His award-winning show Smokescreens & Castles was recorded in front of his home crowd in Westcliff-on-Sea’s at the Palace Theatre and released by Universal Pictures in 2011. Famed for his critically acclaimed tours Russell has been performing sell-out shows across the globe.
There is no end to his talents having published his first novel The Humorist which was nominated for a literary prize, he has also written, directed and starred in three plays two of which have toured, and one, blank verse, which was performed in the main house of the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Russell also travelled the world with YouTube stars filming the new survival programme, Stupid Man, Smart Phone, which aired on BBC Three in 2016.
Russell has also captured the social media market by storm with his signature videos, the “Kaneings” in which Russell uses his own unique style to tackle a current topic that’s dominating the news. The Kaneings regularly go viral and to date have received millions of cumulative views.
‘An evening-long fix of stand-up espresso... one of the quickest, most stimulating stand-ups in the land’ The Times
‘Kane is at the top of his game’ The Guardian
'Outrageously funny... he’s arguably one of the best straight-up stand-ups in the business’ The Scotsman