The ac­ci­den­tal co­me­dian

Award-win­ning Bri­tish comic Rus­sell Kane hits the UAE this month

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Es­sex-born lad Rus­sell Kane never wanted to be a co­me­dian grow­ing up. He had zero in­ter­est in the topic. He’d never been to see com­edy, it didn’t amuse him and it wasn’t some­thing he knew any­thing about.

“When you grow up on a coun­cil es­tate it’s not ex­actly a pur­suit that you go and try on the week­end,” says Rus­sell. By pure ac­ci­dent, some­one at his work sug­gested that he give it a go. So, he took on the chal­lenge to try stand-up on a dare. But after one show, and after hear­ing his first round of ap­plause, Rus­sell was hooked. Not only did he love it, but au­di­ences and crit­ics loved him too. In 2010 he won com­edy’s pres­ti­gious Ed­in­burgh Com­edy Award, swiftly fol­lowed by the Barry Award for com­edy in 2011. He’s toured across the UK per­form­ing to sold-out shows, and most re­cently starred in his bril­liant Bear Grylls-style travel se­ries Stupid Man, Smart Phone.

Now Rus­sell brings his unique brand of stand-up to the UAE, with a two-night­sonly show at Mad­i­nat Jumeirah. Novem­ber 9 and 10

Jumeirah, Dubai, Thur 7pm, Fri 8pm, Dhs195. Tel: (04) 3668888. Taxi: Mad­i­nat Jumeirah.

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