Russell was nominated four times for prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards before winning Best Show in 2010. He then went onto 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’s 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.
There is no end to his talents having published his first novel The Humorist which was nominated for a literary prize, he 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.
His debut movie-acting role was released in the summer of 2015 when he cameoed in Noel Clarke’s latest project. Most recently, Russell traveled the world with you-tube stars filming the new survival programme, Stupid Man, Smart Phone, which aired on BBC3 and BBC2.
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“An evening-long fix of stand-up espresso… one of the quickest, most stimulating stand-ups in the land” The Times
‘…at the top of his game’ The Guardian
‘One of a kind’ The Telegraph
‘frenetic comedian’ The Independent