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Russell Kane: How I Found My Voice

Kane shares stories of his upbringing and love for Essex, his career and how comedy has shaped him

Russell Kane is one of Britain’s leading comedians. The winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2010, he is best known as the host of BBC Three’s Live At The Electric and for making regular appearances on popular comedy shows including Live at the Apollo, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and 8 out of 10 Cats.

Kane’s work embraces themes of masculinity, fatherhood, class and British mores – delivered in a rapid-pace style that speaks to his omnivorous curiosity about the world and his ambivalence towards much of it.

In this live edition of the award-winning podcast, How I Found My Voice, with host Samira Ahmed, Kane shares stories of his upbringing and love for Essex, his career and how comedy has shaped him.


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Russell Kane

Writer, comedian and presenter


Writer, comedian and presenter, Kane has been at the forefront of British comedy for the past two decades. He won the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2010 for his stand-up comedy. He has written and presented numerous shows on BBC Three, ITV2 and Channel 4. Currently, he hosts Evil Genius on Radio 4.
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Samira Ahmed

Journalist, writer and broadcaster


One of the most recognised voices in British broadcasting. Her work spans news and the arts – from working as a reporter and presenter on Channel 4 News to presenting the Proms. She presents Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and Newswatch on BBC One.