Laughter-makers Kane and Sloss to stage Aberdeen gigs on UK tours

Laughter-makers Kane and Sloss to stage Aberdeen gigs on UK tours

Two television funnymen who have both starred in sell-out shows at Edinburgh Fringe are to stage gigs in Aberdeen as part of national UK tours.

English writer, comedian, and actor Russell Kane, who won the main Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2010, takes his new show Smallness to the city’s Music Hall on Wednesday, April 30.

And Scot Daniel Sloss, famed for establishing himself as professional live and television performer while still in his teens, plays Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree Lounge on Thursday, November 14.

Tickets for both comedy nights go on sale this Friday online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers said: “Having two hugely popular funnymen coming here on their UK tours underlines the fact that Aberdeen is firmly established as a don’t-miss stop for headlining comedians.

“We’re sure both shows will be hugely popular when tickets go on sale this Friday.”

A regular on many television comedy shows, Jedward-haired award-winning Russell is also known for being part of the presenting team of the hit show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now; won the Children in Need edition of Celebrity Mastermind in 2011 and last year presented Geordie Shore: The Reunion for MTV.

Also in 2012, he published his debut novel, The Humorist, and co-presented Britain Unzipped with Greg James on BBC Three, which was renamed Unzipped for series 2.

His new big-small show looks at the Brits’ love affair with smallness - being tiny but fierce, close but distant – as he voices his thoughts on keeping things small when life gets big.

Daniel’s new show comes direct from his sixth consecutive sold-out Edinburgh Fringe and hot on the heels of a massive year of live touring, television appearances and his debut DVD release.

Currently one of the fastest rising stars of UK comedy, he started doing stand-up at 16 and appeared on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow; 8/10 Cats; Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks: Rob Brydon Show; Comic Relief’s Mock the Week and Paul O’Grady Show as well as starring in his own BBC show The Adventures of Daniel.

Winner 2011’s Scottish Variety Award – Best New Comedian, his 2009 debut in London’s Soho Theatre made him the youngest stand-up ever to perform a solo season in the West End and he has performed in Europe, Australia and South East Asia.

Posted on Wednesday 29 May

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