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Russell Brand is an English comedian, author, activist, and actor. He began his career as a stand-up comedian, eventually becoming a MTV presenter. He first achieved notoriety as host of the Big Brother spin-off Big Brother’s Big Mouth, eventually landing a… Read more
Russell Brand is an English comedian, author, activist, and actor. He began his career as a stand-up comedian, eventually becoming a MTV presenter. He first achieved notoriety as host of the Big Brother spin-off Big Brother’s Big Mouth, eventually landing a major film role in the romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall and its spin-off Get Him to the Greek. Brand has also appeared as a voice actor in several animated films including Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Hop, and Trolls.
In addition to his film and television work, Brand has become a well-known public activist, speaking on a wide range of cultural and political issues including addiction, climate change, and financial inequality. Brand has authored several books including New York Times bestseller My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-Up, released in 2007. In 2014, Brand launched The Trews, a weekly political comedy web series.
Russell Brand discusses Fatherhood & Returning to School
Russell Brand speaks to BBC Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman about voting, revolution and beards
Russell Brand takes over MSNBC’s Morning Joe
Most American celebrities aren’t jumping at the chance to take on the media these days. Russell Brand has made it a part of his identity. The British comedian, who used to be married to pop star Katy Perry, has his own YouTube… Read more
Last year, the comedian Russell Brand declared on national television in his native Great Britain that he has never voted and doesn’t believe in voting. “It’s not that I’m not voting out of apathy,” he told his inquisitor, Jeremy Paxman of the… Read more
The last time I thought about taking heroin was yesterday. I had received "an inconvenient truth" from a beautiful woman. It wasn't about climate change – I'm not that ecologically switched on – she told me she was pregnant and it wasn't… Read more