Russell Kane @ Victoria Theatre

By October 25, 2016

Comedy. Halifax.


Most people have seen Russell Kane on TV at some point – his very unusual way of working the stage demands the audience’s attention. Russell Kane is travelling the country for his Right Man, Wrong Age tour, and it’s absolutely brilliant.

The comedian really lets the audience into his life, from his early childhood years to his journey to becoming a father. He really does share quite a lot of intimate shapshots, and I think this is partly the reason the audience gets behind him so much. It feels like he’s “one of us” and dares to share the quite risky jokes and observations nobody else would.

The audience roared with laughter at several of Russell Kane’s more extended jokes, such as the time his dad got into a fight with a fly. It doesn’t sound like a particularly funny anecdote, does it? Kane makes it literally the funniest thing I’ve ever heard, and it’s this talent that makes him so special.

His observational jokes, such as explaining the difference between Northerners and Southerners, are spot-on and I was in stitches listening to him. The way he works the stage and really owns the space also helps to command the audience’s attention.

Being able to hold an audience’s attention for two hours single-handedly was not only impressive, but astonishing as Russell didn’t drop energy at all. Every joke, every expression, every smile was just as fresh and genuine as his first.

I’m voting for a Russell Kane arena tour!

Catch the latest Right Man, Wrong Age show by checking out Russell Kane’s website.