Russell Kane

Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian

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About

Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Russell Kane is a multitalented writer and performer who has firmly established himself as one the best comics in the UK today. He’s become popular online for his topical ‘Kaneings’ via social media and his BBC Sounds podcast, Evil Genius which has become a flagship show and was the best performing original podcast on the platform.

Graduating with a degree in media writing, Russell spent his formative years working for an advertising agency, before venturing into comedy and winning the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year in 2004 then, in 2005, coming second in So You Think You're Funny. He joined fellow comedians Ray Peacock, Russell Howard and Reginald D Hunter on the national Paramount Edinburgh and Beyond tour in October 2005.

In November 2008, he performed at the Hammersmith Apollo for the BBC's Live at the Apollo and then in 2009 appeared on the presenting team of the ITV2 Show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now, a role which he reprised for the 2010 and 2011 edition of the show, which he co-hosted with Laura Whitmore and Joe Swash.

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.

Recent TV appearances include The Apprentice You’re Fired, The One Show, Antiques Roadtrip, Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of three series of Live At The Electric. Other TV appearances include Live At The Apollo, Unzipped, Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here Now.

Testimonials

As the outgoing Chairman of the MAA I felt I had to write to express my gratitude at such a great evening in the hope that you will pass this on to Russell Kane. As a “veteran” of over 20+ years of Awards I can assure you that this ranked up their as one of the best, if not the very best, and a lot of that has to go down to the performance on the night. The fact that he had spent several years in the dark side of “Agency world” made it even more interesting as nearly all of the audience shared his many observations re the industry... and the characters involved.

Chairman, MAA Awards.

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.

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.

Could you please pass on my thanks to Russell Kane for hosting my Cooling Industry Awards event last night. His pacing of the Awards announcements and handling of the detail - particularly the many names - was excellent and he sustained the energy through to the end. He thoroughly fulfilled the brief for me, and continued our reputation for putting on the very best comics while they are on the way up... If you can let him know that I arrived in the office to be greeted by taunts of 'Alpha Male' that will be sufficient testimony to the success of the evening..."

Editor, RAC Magazine, Emap.

Thank you – we had such a fab night – Russell Kane was hilarious I actually gave myself a headache from laughing so much

Association of Online Publishers.

Could you please pass on my thanks to Russell Kane for hosting my Cooling Industry Awards event last night. His pacing of the Awards announcements and handling of the detail – particularly the many names - was excellent and he sustained the energy through to the end. He thoroughly fulfilled the brief for me, and continued our reputation for putting on the very best comics while they are on the way up... If you can let him know that I arrived in the office to be greeted by taunts of 'Alpha Male' that will be sufficient testimony to the success of the evening...

Editor, RAC Magazine, emap.

Russell Kane was absolutely brilliant. Very professional as always. He was extremely understanding about the circumstances. Instead of performing on a nice big outdoor stage with all the technical facilities he had to have his gig indoor in a much smaller area, people standing, etc. Everything was due to a major thunder storm that washed away everything...

Organiser, private party, South of France, 2012.

We were really pleased with Russell Kane: he was amazingly professional, and really cared about getting the very best out of the event, making loads of suggestions during the rehearsal for how we could make things better. Top bloke. So please pass on our thanks. Let's do it again sometime!

Producer, Freesat Awards.

Books and DVDs

Clients often ask about purchasing books for giveaways and delegate packs. Below you’ll find a selection of products by Russell Kane. Click the images to view on Amazon's website. For bulk orders, please speak with your Booking Agent.

How to book Russell Kane for your event

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