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Russell Kane talks about Twitter sex, falling in love with a fan and a funnyman's best friend: Colin the pug.
Written by Jasmine Gardner. Evening Standard, 12th June 2013
Lady Garden have caused a stir at the BBC with a sick Nazi sketch. Shocked bosses re-edited the programme at the last minute to tone it down before it goes to air tonight on BBC Three.
The Sun, 21st June 2012
Russell Kane is not afraid to commit - so he has committed himself to sleeping around and avoiding serious relationships for six months.
Written by Jen Blackburn. The Sun on Sunday, 17th June 2012
BBC Three has launched a new comedy show starring a comedian called Russell, to go alongside its other big comedy series, also starring a comedian called Russell.
Russell Kane introduces the stars of BBC Three's sketch and character gangshow.
Written by Ben Williams. Time Out, 31st May 2012
Fed up with the same old comedy faces on TV? Well here's wittily coiffed funny man Russell Kane to guide us through a showcase of rising talent.
It's Live at the Apollo for the stroppy teenage children of the nation's league of Michael McIntyre fans, basically. Corralled by Russell Kane, a series of young comedy pretenders jostle for attention with inevitably variable but sometimes amusing results. It's pretty hyperactive stuff - nothing's on for more than a couple of minutes, so if one sketch or routine doesn't float your boat, there'll be another one along in a minute. Highlights include duo Two Episodes of Mash (featuring the wonderfully lugubrious, occasionally slightly unnerving Joe Wilkinson) and Nick Helm who closes the show with a song. Hopefully this series will keep the cast rotating - it's a potentially decent showcase for the next comedy generation, with no time for anyone to properly die on their arse.
Phil Harrison, Time Out, 31st May 2012
Russell Kane presents the sort of show we've all been crying out for: a showcase for various up-and-coming comedians.
Jack Seale, Radio Times, 31st May 2012
I wouldn't suggest you watch it with your gran, but BBC Three's new comedy series Live at the Electric (9.30pm) is easily worth half an hour of your time.
Stand-up comedy is having a moment. You can spot it by the volume of stand-up shows nestling in the grown-up slots of TV programming. BBC3's latest offering grapples for a new take on the usual concept, with the self-coined "third Russell of comedy", Russell Kane, heading up a convoluted sketch-show-cum-stand-up fest. He's joined by the likes of Joe Wilkinson (the creepy one off Him And Her), Nick Helm and Totally Tom in a melee of stand-up, quick-fire sketches and behind-the-scenes skits.