Russell Brand is an award-winning comedian, known for his impeccable wit and his controversial, satirical take on celebrities, politicians, sex and drugs. A charismatic live performer, he incorporates many of his controversial public antics into his comedic material.
After starting out as a stand up comedian, who headlined Comedy Carnival between 2004 and 2007, Russell rose to fame as the host of Big Brother’s Big Mouth (Channel 4). Following solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival, he launched his nationwide tours with the awards swiftly following, including Best Newcomer, Best Stand Up and the British Comedy Award for Outstanding Contribution to Comedy.
He shot to fame in the USA after a major role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, enabling him to tour his stand up comedy the following year. Additional film roles, including Get Him To The Greek, Rock Of Ages and Arthur, plus five stand up specials, further assured his international comedic success.