The accidental comedian
Award-winning British comic Russell Kane hits the UAE this month
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. dxblaughs.ae