"HIS INSTINCTIVE SKILL TO READ THE ROOM AND THE PERSONALITIES IN IT, MEANT HE DELIVERED AN EXCEPTIONAL ON-POINT SET THAT HAD EVERYONE CRYING WITH LAUGHTER AND NOT WANTING THE EVENING TO END."
"WE RECEIVED HUGELY POSITIVE FEEDBACK REQUESTING THAT WE GET HIM BOOKED STRAIGHT BACK IN FOR THE NEXT ONE."
"WE WOULD RECOMMEND ANYONE LOOKING TO BOOK A FANTASTIC COMEDIAN TO GIVE RUSSELL A CALL, YOU WON'T REGRET IT!"
Russell Hicks is one of the UK’s most sought-after headliners and compères for events ranging from awards ceremonies and private parties, to major festivals.
An American based in London, he is an exuberant comedian with a rockstar edge.
Russell masterfully weaves personalised improvisation with killer material, inviting each audience member to engage as much as they like, or just enjoy the show.
He has appeared on some of the UK’s biggest TV networks, like BBC, Channel 4 and ITV, and has hundreds of thousands of followers across social media.
Russell headlines at every major club across the UK, including The Stand, Glee Club and Up the Creek, with a monthly residency at Top Secret Comedy Club in London.
He also compères major events like the Leeds and Reading Festivals, as well as curated indie venues, historic theatres like the Hammersmith Apollo and the West End's Leicester Square Theatre, and the hottest private members clubs across Europe.
Russell regularly performs for studio audiences at Have I Got News For You, The Last Leg, and As Yet Untitled.
Russell enjoys opening for his friends Axel Blake (Winner of Britain’s Got Talent), Simon Brodkin, Al Murray, and more.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:
"RUSSELL RECENTLY PRESENTED AN OUTSTANDING COMEDY SET AT OUR STRATEGIC GLOBAL OFFSITE HELD FOR THE SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM. HIS INSTINCTIVE SKILL TO READ THE ROOM AND THE PERSONALITIES IN IT
HAD EVERYONE CRYING WITH LAUGHTER AND NOT WANTING THE EVENT TO END!"
- Harriet Anderson Bradley
Manager - Business Development & Marketing, JTC Group, Financial Firm
"REGULARLY PROVIDES STELLAR HEADLINE SETS AND COMPERING. FOR 6 YEARS WE'VE TRUSTED HIM TO PERFORM ALL OVER EUROPE & AUDIENCE MEMBERS HAVE BEEN LEFT HOWLING AND DEMANDING A REBOOKING! AS WELL AS COMEDY CLUB EVENTS, RUSSELL WORKS WITH US ON CORPORATE SHOWS, & WHETHER THEY ARE VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON, HE ALWAYS IMPRESSES OUR CLIENTS WITH HIS WINNING IMPROVISATIONS AND PERSONALISED STYLINGS. SIMPLY HILARIOUS... 5 STARS!"
-- Clara Heimerdinger,
Nice N' Spiky Ltd.
"THAT WAS F***ING AWESOME. WHO PUT ME ON AFTER HIM?"
-- David Gower,
former England Cricket Captain
on being asked to speak after a set from Russell
"JUST BRILLIANT. RUSS IS THE FUNNIEST NON-SCRIPTED COMDIAN I'VE SEEN. NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU SEE HIM, RUSSELL NEVER FAILS TO DELIVER. HE IS PERFECT FOR ANY EVENT."
-- Dee Ryall,
Lords Taverners Chairman, East Kent
And Director of Whitney Homes
HAD EVERYONE DOUBLED UP WITH LAUGHTER. WOULD RECOMMEND FOR ANY EVENT.
KNEW EXACTLY HOW TO PITCH TO THE AUDIENCE. WILL BE BOOKING AGAIN."
-- Kirsty Walder
Canterbury Rugby Club
"I’VE BEEN PRODUCING THE MONTHLY 5 x 5 SHOW FOR SOHO HOUSE WITH RUSSELL HOSTING FOR OVER A YEAR NOW. 5 YOUNG COMEDIANS EACH DO 5 MINUTES. YOU'LL NOTICE THAT 5X5 ONLY ADDS UP FOR 25 MINUTES. WHAT HAPPENS FOR THE REST OF THE TIME? RUSSELL HICKS IS WHAT HAPPENS FOR THE REST OF THE TIME. LIVE SHOWS DON'T COME MUCH BETTER THAN THIS."
-- Jay Pond- Jones, Executive Producer, Colourful Content
WIN OVER ANY CROWD
Stand-Up Comedy Skills for your Presentation
"TAKING IT A NOTCH HIGHER, RUSSELL IMPARTED HIS EXPERTISE IN CROWD WORK, TEACHING ATTENDEES HOW TO EFFECTIVELY HANDLE CHALLENGING AUDIENCES / MEETING PARTICIPANTS.
VITAL SKILLS THAT LEAVE BOTH THE FACILITATOR AND ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED WITH POSITIVE OUTCOMES."
-- Mr. Cee
Workshop Facilitator and Producer
How is giving an important presentation like headlining a comedy club?
Can we manage meeting participants like comics handle hecklers?
How do we win over an audience that isn’t sold on us yet?
Comedian Russell Hicks has the answers.
Russell Hicks has developed a one-of-a-kind seminar, leveraging the transferable skills of stand-up comedy to help attendees master their communication skills.
This engaging, funny and insightful multimedia presentation has helped executives at some of London’s biggest advertising agencies harness the personal power of improvisation and crowd interaction. Using Russell’s insights and strategies, they learn to bring their own pitches and presentations to life in a dynamic, adaptable and authentic way.
In the discussion, Russell demonstrates his expertise in crowd work and explains how his improvised style and deft handling of the unexpected allows him to dominate any room with agility, positivity and humour. After all, effectively dispatching a heckler at a comedy night is not unlike tackling difficult questions from a challenging meeting participant.
Through unique, simple and actionable strategies, Russell’s audiences learn how to effectively and authentically connect with the room— a skill that is vital in leading meetings and delivering successful presentations. Russell breaks down preparation techniques and in-the-room tactics that have been tried and tested in the world’s biggest comedy clubs, helping attendees to master their next presentation and win over the crowd, every time.