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Russell Brand Information

Russell Brand is an English comedian, actor, author, columnist and presenter of television and radio. He achieved mainstream fame in the UK after presenting "Big Brother's Big Mouth," a Big Brother spin-off. He has appeared in a number of films and became well known in the United States after his major role in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." He has appeared in other American films such as "Get Him to the Greek," "Despicable Me," and "Arthur."

Brand is most known for his numerous controversies. He was once dismissed from MTV because of dressing as Osama bin Laden, his overall behavior and his former drug use. Though being fired and suspended from many show business jobs throughout his career, Brand has never stopped speaking his mind in order to get a reaction from his audiences.

In 2006 Russell Brand exploded onto the international comedy scene. He has been named Best Newcomer at the British Comdey Awards and Time Out's Comedian of the Year. His UK stand-up tour was sold out and his BBC Radio 6 show became a cult phenomenon.