Russell Kane Best Comedy Show
Smokescreens and Castles
It was third time luck for the perky Essex-bred and Middlesex University-educated Kane who was widely acclaimed for "coming of age" in this year. Buoyant and intelligent, this boyish performer's exhausting shows weave personal experiences with surefire gags. At the time of writing his TV exposure, that had already included Live at the Apollo, looked set to receive yet another boost with debut appearances filmed for both Mock the Week and 8 Out 10 Cats. For BBC3 Kane fronted Freak Like Me, a light-hearted programme about obsession.