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Russell Kane: 'Modern men are eyeliner-wearing perverts'

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Russell Kane has suggested that modern men are caught in a conflict between being 'lads' and being sensitive.

The Manscaping comedian told Metro that the differing influences on young men has resulted in a strange combination.

Kane said of the current state of masculinity in Britain: "It's about the tug between men supposedly wanting to be more sensitive and then Nuts magazine being fed into their minds at the same time. It creates a hybrid of eyeliner-wearing perverts."

Of the impact of his own personal life on his current stand-up show, Kane said: "I wanted to go on stage with a show and say, 'I'm not one of those comedians who comes on stage with fake answers'. This is really what I'm going through at the moment.

"I split up from my long-term relationship, slightly fell apart at the seams and changed the way I look so much that other people have asked me if I'm all right. I didn't want to go on stage and say 'Here is my conclusion', because there isn't one."

Kane added: "I wanted to say, 'I'm right in the middle of it and excitedly lost'. I'm surprised by how many people have come up afterwards and said the same thing.

"I thought it was a young person's thing but men in their 50s have said 'I'm going through the same thing - my wife's just left me'."

> Read our recent interview with Russell Kane

Watch Russell Kane perform to 'Crazy In Love' on Let's Dance for Comic Relief below:

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