Up The Creek Comedy Club: Up The Creek, Greenwich, London, 2019
Headliners Comedy Club: George IV pub, Chiswick, London, 2020
The American comedian living in Britain, Russell Hicks was the first act on the bill at Up The Creek Saturday Night Comedy that I saw in December 2019. Hicks was extremely confident and fearless with the loud, drunken, heckling audience and effortlessly made me and the rest of the crowd cry helplessly with laughter. His routine comparing Americans with the British was inspired and he was a very entertaining opening act.
I saw Hicks again very shortly afterwards in January 2020 compering the Saturday night show at Headliners Comedy Club in Chiswick. He was an extremely confident compere answering any heckle with a brilliant put-down or an intelligent witty reply and warmed the drunken audience up until they were belly laughing at him.