Kane’s able to return

Russell Kane - Grand Theatre launch
Russell Kane - Grand Theatre launch

Comedian Russell Kane is bursting back on to the Blackpool Grand Theatre stage later this year as part of his Posturing Delivery tour.

The Fosters Comedy Award-winning comedian is bringing his brand new show to the Grand on Friday, November 9.

Russell started his stand up career as “a dare, a curiosity, a one-off, a let’s see what will happen” and in 2004 won the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year award before coming second in So You Think You’re Funny in 2005.

He joined Russell Howard, Reginald D Hunter and Ray Peacock on the national Paramount Edinburgh and Beyond tour in October 2005.

In 2006 he took his debut show, The Theory of Pretension, to the Edinburgh Fringe where he received an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination. He returned to Edinburgh with Gaping Flaws in 2008 and was nominated again for an Edinburgh Comedy Award.

Later that summer he took a change of direction with his hour-long Fakespeare play, The Lamentable Tragedie of Yates’s Wine Lodge, which transferred for one night to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon. It was performed on The Courtyard Theatre’s main stage in August 2008.

He then took it to Edinburgh in 2009 along with his stand-up show Human Dressage which saw him pick up his third nomination for the Edinburgh Comedy Award.

Taking over from Russell Brand on Big Brother’s Big Mouth propelled his comedy into the mainstream in 2007 and since then he’s hardly been off the TV.

He’s a favourite on comedy panel shows and has presented I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now since 2009.

In November last year he won a Children in Need edition of Mastermind with his specialist subject The Life and Novels of Evelyn Waugh.

This year he toured his show Manscaping, which came to The Grand in February, released his first novel, The Humorist in April as well as making appearances on various TV shows.

He also began hosting his brand new show Britain Unzipped in May this year with Greg James.

Russell Kane Posturing Delivery will be at the Grand Theatre on Friday November 9 at 8pm.

All tickets are £17.50 at the box office on (01253) 743339, online at www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk or at the Grand Theatre information sales point in the Houndshill Shopping Centre.