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Russell Kane, Smoke Screens and Castles at Parr Hall, Warrington 25.02.2011

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Multi-talented stand-up and scribe, Russell Kane, brings his brand new comedy show ‘Smoke Screens and Castles‘ to the North West this week; playing at the recently renovated and rather resplendent Parr Hall, Warrington on Friday, 25th February 2011.

You may be familiar with Kane’s musings on society, culture and the veritable merits of life in Westcliff-on-Sea, due to his recent weekly slot on’ Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford.‘ What you might not know however, nor indeed did I, is that Kane is in fact the epitome of a jack-of-all-trades in the field of creative arts. After gaining a First in English at university, Kane happened upon the opportunity to try his hand as a stand-up comedian; six short years later and Kane can also add the titles of Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, much in-demand and ever popular radio and TV personality and highly lauded theatrical comedy writer (Comedy Central‘s ‘Fakespeare‘) to his name.

Smoke Screens and Castles‘ focuses on the council house in Brimsdown, Enfield that Kane grew up in. Kane says that his Dad bought the house and decided to extend it; cue much anger and resentment from his neighbours and a subsequent local dubbing of the house as ‘the castle.’ Kane’s observational and analytical retorts on modern society often touch upon such widely regarded subjective subjects as class, wealth and politics; my own thoughts on such, clearly evident from the freudian and alliterative slip there. I enjoy this satirical style of comedy; taking events and experiences that almost everyone in the audience will be able to relate to in some form and caricaturising them on a much wider, much funnier scale. After all, we can take ourselves a little seriously at times us Brits, I think you’ll agree? Speaking of which; if you didn’t catch Kane’s hilarious and at times frighteningly faithful performance of Beyonce‘s ‘Crazy In Love‘ for ‘Let’s Dance‘ at the weekend, I have included the link below. Kane won a place, alongside Katie Price at the final on Saturday 12th March 2011 and Kane is already being touted as this year’s Robert Webb:

Russell Kane will be touring the UK right up until the 7th July 2011, so I am sure that you will be able to catch him at a venue near you very soon. Please see below for dates and ticket information:


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February 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm

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