Entertainment hub offers 300 free tickets for Brentwood emergency services to see Russell Kane's comedy show
PUBLISHED: 14:54 28 November 2019 | UPDATED: 15:00 28 November 2019
Christmas has come early for Brentwood's emergency services as an entertainment hub gives away 300 tickets to members of the police, firefighters and hospital workers to see Russell Kane's comedy show.
Comedian Russell Kane will be bringing his touring show, The Fast and Curious to Brentwood Live, Doddinghurst Road on Sunday, December 8.
The entertainment hub, which recently underwent a £500,000 refurbishment, is spreading the Christmas spirit by giving away 300 free tickets to emergency services in the borough.
Around 100 tickets have been offered to Essex Police, 150 tickets to NHS workers, including Brentwood Community Hospital, Broomfield Hospital and Barts Health NHS Trust, plus 50 tickets to Brentwood firefighters
James Taylor, managing director of the Entertainers, who put on live shows at the former Brentwood Centre, said: "We are a local business and wanted to put something back into the community.
"We know how hard the emergency services work over the festive season so we wanted to add some cheer to their Christmas."
Essex comedian, Russell Kane, is known for his viral Facebook Kaneing videos which led to a three part Kaneing live special broadcast in 2017.
He said: "I called the show 'The Fast And The Curious' because that is how I have to live every single day of my life.
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"Nothing slows down, I bounce out of bed at a 100 miles an hour, before I even have a coffee.
"I analyse everything - it is exhausting being me some days. And it's like that onstage - the tiniest crease in the curtain sends me off on some kind of journey.
"It's the opposite of ADHD. I've got 'Overly Focused Attention Disorder'."
Raised in Southend, Russell describes himself as a bookish wallflower in a world of geezers.
"I was a weedy boy at school and my dad was a rugby player," said the comedian.
"Books are my thing but the second I saw Ibiza Rocks are having a comedian in residence this summer, I was like, 'I'd love to get out there and have it in Ibiza.'
"And my wife's like, 'What's wrong with you?'
"I love curries, I love pints with the lads, I like BMWs - I'm a weird mess."
As a multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, social media star, author and scriptwriter, Russell's most recent appearances include his hit BBC Podcast Evil Genius, JOE podcast Boys Don't Cry, the TV show BBC3's Stupid Man, Smart Phone, Dave's Comedians Giving Lectures, ITV2's Love Island: Aftersun, ITV2's The Stand Up Sketch Show, BBC2's Live At The Apollo and BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Big Show.
Visit brentwood-live.co.uk for tickets.