British comedian Russell Kane to perform at Dubai Opera

The award-winning comic is no stranger to the UAE, his last show here was in 2017

For the first time in four years, British comedian Russell Kane will perform in the UAE.

The award-winning comic, known for hosting Live at the Electric and for regular appearances on popular UK TV shows Live at the Apollo, Celebrity Juice and I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Now! will appear on stage at the Dubai Opera on September 29.

He's a man of many talents; not only does he regularly sell out his comedy shows across the world, but he has also published a novel, The Humorist, which was nominated for a literary prize; has directed and starred in three plays; appeared in a movie; and travelled the world with YouTubers for BBC Three survival programme Stupid Man, Smart Phone.

He also made history when he became the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Comedy Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival's Barry Award in the same year.

The Dubai show will be approximately two hours long and begins at 8pm on Wednesday, September 29.

“Dubai, I cannot wait to be back to see you all in September at Dubai Opera," said Kane of the show. "Grab your tickets now and see you there.”

As per Dubai Opera's recommendation, the show is suitable for people aged 16 and over, although those under 16 can attend if they're accompanied by an adult. Children under 2 will not be permitted.

Strict Covid-19 safety measures will be in place, including mandatory mask-wearing, social distancing guidelines and limited capacity.

Proof of vaccination is not required to attend.

Tickets are on sale now at and prices start from Dh150. Online bookings are strongly recommended.

Kane is just one of a whole line-up of comedians set to perform in the UAE in the coming months. Beloved British comic Michael McIntyre will hit Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi in November, after Canadian comedian Russell Peters returns to the country for a gig at the same venue in September.

British comedian Rob Beckett will also make his Dubai debut on Thursday, October 28 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Updated: July 8th 2021, 5:34 AM
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