Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known as the host of three series of Live At The Electric, regular appearances on Live At Apollo, Unzipped, Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now!
His career started in 2004, when he won the Laughing Horse new act competition, and the following year he was nominated for best newcomer in the Chortle awards.
Russell was nominated for the main prize at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008 and 2009, and best newcomer in 2006 before winning the main prize in 2010.
After being short-listed for the highest accolade at the Edinburgh Festival, the triple-Edinburgh Comedy Award, he went on tour with his show Human Dressage – which saw him play to sell-out crowds at the prestigious Bloomsbury Theatre . He also toured with his critically acclaimed hit Fakespeare: The Tragickal Saveings of King Nigel, a bawdy romp set in a modern-day Essex where everyone speaks in Shakespearean verse.
Russell’s career has moved on apace. He joined ITV2’s ‘I’m a Celebrity¦Get Me Out of Here Now’ presenting team, broadcasting live each night from the Jungle; he’s appeared on BBC One’s flagship live comedy show ‘Live at the Apollo’, alongside host Al Murray; he had two national tours, within six months of the other; hosted series 5 and 6 of ‘Out To Lunch’, BBC Radio 2’s Saturday lunchtime comedy show; completed a nine-week national tour of Australia, which included a full run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival; and played Fakespeare, by special invitation from the RSC, at Stratford-upon-Avon.
A regular on TV and radio, other credits include presenting ‘Big Brother’s Big Mouth’ (Channel 4 & E4) and travelling across the US filming a series of travelogues and celebrity interviews for five US.
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 and now he is back with his brand new show ‘Right Man, Wrong Age’ all about growing up, and growing down!