Multi award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter; Russell Kane is best known as the host of three series of BBC3’s Live At The Electric. Regular appearances on BBC1’s Live At Apollo, BBC3’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
Awards & Nominations
Russell was nominated four times for prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards, before winning Best Show in 2010. He then went on to 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 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.
Russell Kane Comedy Writer
There is no end to his talents, having published his first novel The Humorist; which was nominated for a literary prize. Russell 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.
Russell In The Movies
His debut movie acting role was released in the summer of 2015; when he had a cameo in Noel Clarke’s latest project.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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