A multi-talented comedic writer and performer who has firmly established himself as one the best comics in the UK today.
2012 has been quite a year for Russell! As well as embarking on a national tour of his new live show Posturing Delivery, he was also back on screen co-hosting the second series of the much loved Unzipped (formerly Britain Unzipped) on BBC3. He is also gearing up to host the second series ofLive 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.
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).
Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2010 and the Barry Award 2011, Aside winning two of comedy’s most prestigious awards, Russell 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 BBC1’s flagship live comedy show Live at the Apollo.
His 2009 show, Human Dressage, showcased his talent for observation. Russell's hyperactive stage presence compels you to agree with his viewpoints on the British psyche. The idea that evolution is feminising men is just one example; Russell compares his own overly sensitive and flouncy disposition to that of his working class father, a man so masculine that he "just has to stare at a shelf to put it up".
Following his 2008 if.comedy Award nomination, 2009 saw Russell embark on his first UK tour, performing the acclaimed Gaping Flaws in theatres nationwide.
In June 2006, Russell became the face of digital station Five US. He presented Big Brother's Big Mouth on E4 and Channel 4 from June 26 to June 29, 2007. Also in 2007, he performed at the Apollo theatre, London, for the BBC's popular comedy programme, Live at the Apollo.
“I actually snorted with laughter last night, Russell was great!”
Emap (Jan 11)
“THANK YOU! I thought they were both fabulous but Russell was absolutely fantastic, what a great show… I will most definitely be putting him forward for future events”
Upfront TV (Jan 11)