Russell Kane Smoke Screens & Castles
Okay... sometimes comedy from another
country, even if it's Merry old England doesn't translate too well and
unfortunately Russell Kane Smoke Screens & Castles falls into
This 2010 stand-up show by Russell Kane
paints himself as a council boy gone comedy king. Initially the gags are
quite amusing, however as his stand-up routine progresses, things become
a little cloudy and many of the jokes are either lost in translation or
are just down right embarrassing.
Although I must admit that I did find his
intro a little amusing, especially how he informs the viewers that his
neighbours thought his family became snobs when his father purchased
their council house. These jokes do border on the Australian "Housos"
Then he starts to heckle a boy in the
audience which was also amusing but from there, his stand-up routine
becomes a mess of jokes that work and fail. It's unfortunately because
I've seen some of Kane's other material which was truly entertaining.
If you're a fan of Russell Kane, you might
want to check it out but for those that want to relate to their comedy,
you might want to give this a miss!