30s, California, American
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Russell Hicks is one of the most exciting recent comic talents to have come out of the US. He is a razor-sharp, provocative comedian who has a huge following and is a major player on the UK stand-up circuit.  

In 2024 he undertakes his first national tour of the UK with a brand new show 'Happy to Be Here', covering off 36 towns and cities across 7 months, including London, Bristol, Glasgow and Birmingham. Both his 2023 show 'Next Level' and his 2022 his show ‘The Age of Hicks’ received nominations for Best Improv and Best Show respectively at the prestigious Leicester Comedy Festival.  He also had a previous nomination there for Best Improv Show in 2017. 

He regularly hosts and headlines at major clubs across the UK, including Hammersmith Apollo, Hot Water Comedy Club, The Stand, Glee Club and Up the Creek, with a monthly residency at Top Secret Comedy Club in London. He was a live host/compere at the Leeds and Reading Festivals in 2021. This is alongside his Stateside work with legendary venues The Comedy Store, The Improv and The Laugh Factory in Hollywood.

"A sharp wit and cutthroat style" - Broadway Baby
"A risk-taking ball of fire" - The Comedian's Comedian
"Masterful crowd work" - The List

Russell is the voice of Sky Comedy and is a presenter on Yahoo Entertainment.  He regularly appears on TV and recently wrote and starred in 2 episodes of ITV's Stand Up Sketch Show as well as appearing on Channel 4 shows The Big Breakfast and Captive Audience (winning the series). He is a talented writer and currently has a project in development with the BBC.  He has over 275k followers on TikTok with another 38k on Instagram.

He starred in the Amazon Prime 2022 comedy reality show ‘Lovestruck High’ which was narrated by Lindsay Lohan.  The series transported a group of UK singles back to school to live out their American High School fantasies, with one couple winning a $100k prize. Russell appeared as Coach Hughes who put the students through their paces in gym class, where their sporting abilities were put to the test.

For his undeniable and prolific work in live performance, he was endorsed as a Global Talent by Arts Council England in 2022.

Russell is from San Diego and has a native Southern Californian accent.  He is also accomplished in other American accents including Texan which he used for Lovestruck High, and New York. 

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Lovestruck High (TV, 2022) – 'Coach Hughes', Prime Video
The Age of Hicks (Theatre, 2022) – 'Self', Edinburgh Fringe Festival and tour
Russell Hicks: A Fistful of Ideas (Theatre, 2018) – 'Self', Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Russell Hicks: Love Song for the Viciously Ambitious (Theatre, 2018) – 'Self', Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Russell Hicks: The Brain is in the Heart (Theatre, 2017) – 'Self', Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Leicester Comedy Festival
Russell Hicks: Deadliner (Theatre, 2016) – 'Self', Edinburgh Fringe Festival & New Zealand Comedy Festival
Russell Hicks: Big Mouth Strikes Again (Theatre, 2015) – 'Self', Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Russell Hicks: Unprepared (Theatre, 2014) – 'Self', Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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TV: Lovestruck High as Coach Hughes (Texan accent)