Russell muses on age, does it, or should it, really matter?

RUSSELL KANE, star of BBC3's Stupid Man, Smart Phone has finally completed puberty, he reckons.

Thursday, 15th June 2017, 4:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st June 2017, 2:21 pm
Russell Kane

It turns out that whichever age you are (or pretending to be), getting older doesn’t help you mature.

Yet, Russell has at last found his reason to grow up, and it’s one of the biggest. It’s time to comb his hair and act like a man. Well a bit, anyway…

Following a sold-out 2016 tour Kane’s critically acclaimed Right Man, Wrong Age tour stops off at the King’s Theatre on Sunday.

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As ever, Kane will be unleashing yet another blisteringly funny stand-up performance about growing up, growing down, and why farts will always be funny.

The multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter may be best known as the star of Stupid Man, Smart Phone, but he boasts an impressive list of TV credits including hosting three series of BBC3’s Live At The Electric and appearances on Live At The Apollo, Children In Need, Question Time, Unzipped, Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now!

Kane is no stranger to the Capital either having been nominated four times for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award before winning Best Show at the Fringe in 2010.

He then went onto make history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Comedy Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year.

Currently host of the The Saturday Show on Virgin Radio, alongside Angela Scanlon, the duo kick-off the weekend in style every Saturday from 10am to 1pm.

But at The King’s on Sunday the 42-year-old will be doing what he does best, making people laugh when he asks: Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Or maybe you’re full-on 80 years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the ‘right’ age - it’s is the beauty and the curse of being a real person.

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Sunday, 0131-529 6000