With regard to his acting career, it was his role as a host of UK "Big Brother's Big Mouth" show that brought Brand mainstream fame in 2004.
His international fame came with his performance in American movies “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”and "Get Him to the Greek".
Russel Brand is also known for his stand-up performances, with two UK national tours: "Shame" (in 2006) and "Russell Brand: Only Joking" (in 2007). Some of his stand-up performances were later released on DVD.
He began performing for the US, specifically for Comedy Central, recording a show called Russell Brand in New York. In 2009 he began touring the UK, America and Australia on a tour called Russell Brand: Scandalous.
Brand's radio career began in 2002, when he co-hosted a Sunday afternoon sho
w on London's Indie Rock station Xfm.
After being fired from Xfm he co-hosted "The Russell Brand Show" on BBC 6Music for a while (2006 – 2008). The show regularly drew about 400,000 listeners but was cancelled due to an incident caused by Brand and the other show host.
Brand then collaborated with talkSPORT, where he hosted a football talk show on 19 April 2009, show that led to a 250% boost in web traffic. Later on he would get his own 20-week show on the network.
Name: Russell Edward Brand
Stage name: Russel Brand
Birth place: Essex, England
Date of Birth: June 4, 1975
Parents: Barbara Elizabeth and Ronald Henry Brand
Wife: Katy Perry (divorced 2012)
Occupation: actor, comedian and show host
Studies: Grays School Media Arts College / Italia Conti Academy (one year)/ Drama Centre London (expelled in the final year)
Why do we like Russel Brand?
Russel Brand is no doubt a controversial character, always surprising and best known for his eccentricity. Due to his promiscuity, drug abuse and alcoholism, his public image is rather damaged. However, one cannot refrain for appreciating his great (British) sense of humor and his unique acting style and attitude.
Why is Russel Brand famous?
Russel Brand is most known for his two roles in the American comedies "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Get Him to the Greek". However, he is famous for his eccentric behavior, for the many scandals he has been linked to that the tabloids won't get enough of. In 2010 he married also famous singer Katy Perry, whom he divorced in December 2011.
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