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Russell Kane

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!


Rachel Parris

Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian, actor and improviser.
As a comedian she reached the finals of national competitions including Leicester Square New Comedian and Hackney Empire New Act of The Year as well as being placed runner-up in the Funny Women Awards and the Musical Comedy Awards. She was named in the Independent as their Bright Young Thing for comedy in 2014, nominated for a Chortle award and listed on the Huffington Post as one of their Funniest 50 Women on Twitter. Rachel was TimeOut‘s Critics Choice, with both of her solo comedy shows, which she performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, on UK tour, and at the Soho Theatre in London’s West-End.
She is also an experienced improviser, and is a founding member of the award-winning improv comedy smash hit Austentatious, as well as Harold group The Bishop and all-star long form group The Beau Zeaux.
She has made several appearances on BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music, and on TV, she appeared in the highly anticipated IT Crowd Special on Channel 4, which was nominated in the Bafta Awards. Rachel presented the Game of Thrones fanshow, Thronecast, on Sky Atlantic and she has appeared in BBC3’s Murder In Successville.

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