I first saw Russell Brand playing the role of rocker ‘Aldous Snow’ in the Judd Apatow-produced box office hit comedy ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ a few years ago.
Here’s a clip to jog your memory:
Since then, Russell Brand, has starred in several films including ‘Rock Of Ages’, ‘Arthur’, ‘Hop’, ‘Get Him To The Greek’, Bedtime Stories’, ‘The Tempest’, ‘Paradise’ and the voice of ‘Dr. Nefario’ in the hugely successful ‘Despicable Me’ series.
But did you know that he is an acclaimed stand up comedian and author, with an acerbic wit and intellect? Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, Brand rose to fame in 2003 for his appearances on MTV and on “Big Brother” spin-off, “Big Brother’s Big Mouth.” His career really took off with his first nationwide standup tour, ‘Shame’ in 2006, which was released on DVD as ‘Russell Brand: Live’. Brand launched his second nationwide tour in 2007, ‘Russell Brand: Only Joking’ released on DVD as ‘Russell Brand: Doin’ Life’ and in 2009 he brought his stand-up comedy tour to the United States with ‘Russell Brand: Scandalous’.
After his phenomenal success as a stand-up comedian, Brand turned his attention to Hollywood, where in 2008, he was cast as Aldous Snow in ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’.
Brand has written many books including, “My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs and Stand-Up” which was on The New York Times best-seller list for five weeks in a row, and the follow up, “Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal”, “Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales” and most recently “Revolution”. For television, Brand hosted the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards and his own show Brand X.
His most recent stand-up show is the critically acclaimed ‘Messiah Complex’, a DVD of which was released in December 2013.
This February, Russell launched a YouTube series called “The Trews” offering his own unique take on current affairs, which has rapidly grown to a million subscribers. He also started a twice-weekly podcast, The Russell Brand Podcast, where he was reunited with his former radio partners Matt Morgan and poet Mr. Gee.
Brand will be in South Africa this October, for three shows only, as part of his “Trew World Order” Tour presented by Showtime Management in association with Phil McIntyre Entertainment, with 94.7 presenting the two Johannesburg shows at the Teatro at Montecasino on Thursday, 01 October 2015, with a second show on Friday, 02 October 2015. Brand then takes to stage at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town on Saturday, 03 October 2015 for one show only. All shows begin at 8pm.
“We are pleased to announce that Russell Brand will be in South Africa this October for what is going to be an exciting and interesting tour” says local promoter, Tony Feldman of Showtime Management. Bookings for the Trew World Order SA Tour is currently open to the public at Computicket.
Brand has been described by the Telegraph as “the most talented stand-up comedian to emerge in Britain so far this decade.” Most recently, he starred in the documentary film “The Emperor’s New Clothes” which opened in April in the UK. The British star has become an international comedic success on stage, television and film.
TOUR ITINERARY AND SHOW INFORMATION
Venue: Teatro at Montecasino
Dates & time:
Thursday, 01 October 2015 at 8pm
Friday, 02 October 2015 at 8pm
R 350, R450, R550, R650
Venue: Grand Arena, GrandWest
Dates & time:
Saturday, 03 October 2015 @ 8pm
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