My Booky Wook by Russell BrandIn 2006 Russell Brand exploded onto the international comedy scene. He has been named Time Out’s Comedian of the Year, Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards, and Most Stylish Man by GQ’s Men. His UK stand-up tour was sold out and his BBC Radio 6 show became a cult phenomenon, the second most popular podcast of the year. Before the fame, however, Russell’s life was anything but glamorous. His father left when he was three months old, he was bulimic at age 12, and began drinking heavily and taking drugs by age 16. He regularly visited prostitutes in Soho, began cutting himself, took drugs on stage during his stand-up shows, and even set himself on fire while on crack cocaine. In 2003 Russell was told that he would be in prison, a mental hospital, or dead within six months unless he went into rehab. He has now been clean for three years, and hasn’t looked back since. This is Russell’s amazing story.
Sign in. Watch now. Russell Brand gets loquacious in London as he ruminates on the state of the world and marvels over how his life changed the moment he became a father. 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 implicit in the 'war on drugs' produces enormous harm in the treatment of addicts. After the death of his friend Amy Winehouse from an overdose, Russel Brand looks back on his own years of addiction and wants to show that not all addicts turn out the same way. Russell talks about the scandals in which he has been involved, and the press and public's reactions to them, then finishes by talking about sex. At the Shepherd's Bush Empire, Russell Brand talks about sex and the ridiculous wording of tabloid newspaper stories.
What Are Mishti? I'm Two Feet Away! When the TV crews approach, they approach Brand for comment instead of the protest leaders. Or does Brand choose to take the lead instead? His vanity and his ego get the better of him. Even if, as one of the women actually leading the march points out, his actions should speak louder than his words.
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He's been feeding off I Don't Like Mondays for 30 years. Peter Crouch. Even in name, he seems like a Victorian oddity. I was a fat kid. Obviously I didn't quite master the bulimia.
Russell Edward Brand  born 4 June  is an English comedian, actor , radio host, author , and activist. After beginning his career as a stand-up comedian and later becoming an MTV presenter , Brand first achieved renown in as the host of Big Brother's Big Mouth , a Big Brother spin-off. In , he had his first major film role in St Trinian's , and the following year he landed a major role in the romantic comedy-drama Forgetting Sarah Marshall ; the film led to him starring in a spin off, the rock comedy Get Him to the Greek , alongside Jonah Hill in He also worked as a voice actor in the animated films Despicable Me in , Hop in , and Despicable Me 2 in , and played the title character of the remake of the romantic comedy Arthur. In , he released the successful stand-up special Messiah Complex.