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"A sharp wit. The pessimism of Jack Dee mixed with the deadpan aggression of Denis Leary. A riproaring night of tough love from a witty comedian ★★★★ " Broadwaybaby.com

Guest Appearance on NBC's "Before The Morning After"

One of the 'Top Six Comics to Watch' by LA's Stand Up Talk Magazine

Appeared on LA based panel show Direct TV's 'What's News?'

A regular guest on hit podcasts such as Talkin' Sh*t with Eddie Ifft.

Regularly tours his solo comedy shows round the biggest US universities.

Prolific and consistently delivering quality new work, audience members return for two nights in a row. No two shows are ever the same

Quotes
"Personally, I would've liked to have seen Russell headline this event after seeing his skills as a compere for the evening. This guy made light work of the hustle and bustle at the rear of Morley Town Hall and my guess is that people would turn out to see him again should the American be booked to play, I know I would.",
areyouinltd - May-2016
" Mr Hicks has eyes in the back of his head and misses nothing. A brilliantly inventive approach, breaking all the rules because that’s what they’re there for! An hour stuffed with laughs from unexpected places. Great stuff!",
therealchrisparkle.wordpress.com - Aug-2015
" What can I say. Surely one of the best comedy performances I have ever seen – he performed 1 hour and 15 minutes on totally improvised material based on the audience. At one stage I nearly collapsed on the floor from laughing so much. Whenever, I hear the phases or names “Cockney Gardener”, “Alfie”, “1970s Porn Award”, “Smiley face man”, I will think of Russells performance.",
Cheeky Monkey Comedy - Feb-2015
"Booked Russell Hicks for a large corporate event and wow! - To say he brought the house down would be an understatement. Without doubt, the best comic we have ever had. I'll be booking him again soon for sure!",
Joe Wicks - Dec-2014
"Astonishing, astonishing and astonishing. He simply took the roof of the place leaving people talking about his act all night. His entire 20 minutes was totally improvised based entirely on audience interaction. It did help that we had one member of the audience who looked like the twin brother of Larry David from ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and provided Russell with so much material to improv on. Based on this one gentlemen’s comments, Russell created a world where he is doing a West End show about willy-helicopters, the 28th October is now International Toothpaste Day and his performance last night was just a figment of the gentleman’s imagination. The audience were at times almost collapsing with laughter on the floor and I was one of them. Watching Russell Hicks last night was reminiscent of watching early Ross Noble on stage. Brilliant",
Cheeky Monkey Comedy Club - Nov-2014
"Hicks has a sharp wit.. the pessimism of Jack Dee mixed with the deadpan aggression of Denis Leary. A riproaring night of tough love from a witty comedian ****",
Broadwaybaby.com - Aug-2014
"Russell Hicks was a surprising highlight for me - American standup who wove wide-ranging improvisation and interaction with the crowd with deprecating jokes about American stereotypes and a wry swipe back at British culture... very funny.",
Ashbourne Voice - Jul-2014
"and what about Russell Hicks - our legendary headline act - well what can I say about this guy?? This dude is on another level I swear - he is in possession of the most freaky synapses that fire off all over the place at a lightening pace - it was the third time I have seen him in action and each time is completely different to the last - it was a masterclass in spontaneous, off the cuff hilarity - I cannot wait to bring him back next year for Friday Night Live - you gotta come see him, you will not regret it I swear!! Circlejerk!",
Dave Crossley, Planet Mirth
"Russell Hicks is Amazing",
Comedy Palace
"absolutely smashed it last night. What was most impressive is that he somehow managed to completely improvise for the entire 30 minutes, which I have never seen done before. I have worked in numerous different comedy venues and I have also never seen a comedian get a huge round of applause for simply leaving the green room, which Russell did. I believe he has a bright future in comedy with his unique talent to riff so well.",
Bearcat
"It;s impressive to witness the fountain of verbal gold that comes out of the comedian.",
NerdsDoItBetter
"a gift - very funny",
Stand Up Talk
"Russell Hicks is Amazing",
ADN
"He had us in stitches.. non stop laughs",
NoFrillsThrills
"Russell was great last night in Cranbrook - doing a middle spot between Gary Delaney and Bob Mills was a tall order but he carried it off with aplomb. Given his performance I would be happy to have him at any of my clubs anytime",
Lonestar Comedy
"Probably one of the best we have had since we have been doing the comedy nights in two years!",
Richard, Potters Arms
"One of the Top Six Comics to Watch",
Stand Up Talk Magazine
Bio
Awards
Best Crowd Work and Improvisation - So Cal Comedy Contest, 2013
TV
Safe Word, 2015 - 2015, Presenter (VT segment), Pilot by STV for ITV - presenter of VT section
Before The Morning After, 2015 - 2015, Guest, alongside Greg Proops, Brown Eyed Boy for NBC Digital
What's News?, Panellist, Direct TV's
Radio
Tragedy Plus Time with Bob Mills, 2016 - 2016, Guest, Talk Radio
BBC Comedy Awards, Stand Up, BBC4 Extra
Live
Comedy Store (Hollywood, USA),Stand Up
Improv (USA), Stand Up
Laugh Factory (USA), Stand Up
Comedy Store (London), Stand Up
Top Secret Comedy Club, Stand Up
Jon Lovitz Comedy and Podcast Theatre (Hollywood), Stand Up, Podcasting
United States Colleges tour, Joeyedmonds.com/performances
Advertising
Googleplay, Boyfriend, online
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Links
Jokepit clips - presenting (unscripted)
Improvised set (BRACKNELL Part 2)
Club set
RUSSELL HICKS WEBSITE & MAILING LIST
Being Born (In The USA) - Live Clip
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