Russell Brand, the unexpected star and scene-stealer of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and controversial host of the 2008 VMA's, makes his Comedy Central debut with "Russell Brand in New York ... See full summary »
Russell Brand takes on Icons, corporations, commercial exploitation, cult of personality, celebrity worship, sex, drugs and his own hypocrisy in a hilarious and scathing performance filmed live at London's Historic Hammersmith Apollo.
Follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols... See full summary »
Jimmy Carr returns with a brand new live stand-up DVD. Recorded live at London's Bloomsbury theatre, Jimmy unleashes brand new material upon his audience that is just too rude for TV, ... See full summary »
In this personal journey for BBC Three, Russell Brand sets out to find out how other countries are tackling their problems of drug abuse and to explore how the framework of criminalization ... See full summary »
Russell Brand has achieved a lot since being the host of Big Brother's Big Mouth, including his own stand-up shows, and his own comedy TV series with Ponderland, and he has also caused controversy. The biggest controversy he and Jonathan Ross together created was their lewd prank phone calls to actor Andrew Sachs that got hundreds of complaints, they called it "Sachsgate". As a result of these happenings, Brand obviously apologised, and quit his radio show, but that did not stop him in any way, he has managed to take his talent to America. With all the furore surrounding the scandal, Russell Brand went on stage to do what he does best, but made a stand-up show focusing on what he went through during, and what happened after. He includes references to the newspapers and news coverage, death threats and press hounding. He also talks about his rise to fame with his appearance on the Royal Variety Performance, and hosting the VMA Music Awards. A very funny show with a very funny performer, I am glad the scandal didn't ruin his or Ross's careers. Russell Brand was number 69 on 100 Greatest Stand-Ups, and he was number 22 on 100 Greatest Stand Ups 2010. Very good!
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?