Since doing his first gig as a dare just a few years ago Russ Powell has established himself as one of the hottest properties on the UK comedy scene having been all over the country and beyond charming and delighting audiences, reviewers and promoters with his witty one-liners, hilarious tales of life and a intelligently cheeky crudeness. In a short space of time Russ has; reached the finals of various new-act competitions, gigged at some of the most prestigious clubs in the country (The Comedy Store, Just The Tonic and Headlining at The Stand to name but a few), supported Stewart Francis on tour (infront of 1000+ audiences), performed to crowds of 500+ people at festivals in the UK and abroad, regularly headlined at a variety of small clubs and received a 5* review for his first solo hour show. So he"s at least half decent.
"Magnificent...unbounded confidence...he just seemed to have a natural gift for
being funny...if he"s not famous soon I"ll be very shocked" - Love Fringe
"Confident. Impressive. At ease in a challenging spot." - Laughter House
"The best hour of comedy i"ve seen in a very very long time" - The List
Along the way Russ has shared the bill with the likes of Robin Ince, Russell Kane, Late Night Gimp Fight, Paul Sinha, Tim Vine, Bob Mills, Hal Cruttenden and Bill Bailey (to name but a few), been named as one of Jongleurs "One"s to Watch" for 2012 and has written material for a variety of BBC and C4 radio/tv shows. Russ is currently doing regular paid work for Just The Tonic, Up The Creek, CKP, OTK, The Stand, Mirth Control, Resist the Glamour, Sal Monello, LOL Comedy, Aristocrats Comedy, Scoundrels Comedy, The Hyena + loads more and is also regularly gigging for The Comedy Store, The Komedia, Crack Comedy, Highlight and Jongleurs.
"Absolutely great!" - Tim Vine
"A funny little f*****" - Bob Mills
"A fantastic stage presence" - Joe Lycett
"That last joke nearly made me shit myself" - Ninia Benjamin
Russ also books, promotes and MC"s a monthly night in Henley and also has extensive MC experience with Mirth Control, The Comedy Cafe, Short Circuit comedy and various other independent comedy clubs around the country. Russ is also signed to and represented by MHA (part of United Agents)
"THE BEST MC we"ve had in the 6 years we"ve been
running the club. Very very funny" - Ocelot Comedy, Swindon
"Brilliant...had the audience laughing out loud. With
his personality he will be big" - Cheeky Monkey Comedy, Birmingham
Here"s a link to Russ" latest show reel for you to take a look at. It is continually updated it so make sure you check back regularly.