Inspired by his childhood home, the only council house in the street which was privately bought by his Dad and nicknamed ‘The Castle’ after his Kane Snr. built a dodgy extension, Smokescreens & Castles takes us on a journey through his home and the memories of his childhood that lurk within.
Russell’s Edinburgh show has garnered numerous five-star reviews during its run, consequently making him a contender for this year’s Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award, the nominees of which were announced earlier.
Described by our own Commissioning Editor Pete Thornton as ‘predictable busy and energetic’ with ‘flashes of brilliance’ and ‘a disarmingly touching last five minutes’ Russell’s tour kicks off in Barking on 24th September and continues right into 2011 ending at Lancaster’s Grand Theatre in May.
A full list of dates can be found here.
Russell returns to Comedy Central in the forthcoming second series of Grouchy Young Men next month as well as in the brand new series of Comedy Central at the Comedy Store which starts next Friday at 11pm.
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