Russell Brand’s ‘Messiah Complex’ coming to SA

Russell Brand’s ‘Messiah Complex’ coming to SA

Comedian Russell Brand is to embark on his first ever world tour including South Africa with shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town in November.

The comedian, actor and author recently announced his first ever world stand-up tour that includes South Africa with two shows at the Teatro at Montecasino on November 16 and 17 and one show in Cape Town at the Artscape Opera House on November 19.
Keeping in line with Brand’s comedic style, the tour, officially named ‘Messiah Complex’, will be a dissection of various social and religious figures and the reality of their lives through comparisons of each other.

Messiah Complex is a mental disorder where you think you might be the messiah. This show looks at the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability. Plus Brand’s camp promises sex.

“I am going to tour The World (our one, Earth) with ‘Messiah Complex’, causing bother and excitement and offering opinions that have not been either solicited or thought through,” Brand has stated.

“Of course I’ll be in English speaking countries (UK, Ireland, US, Canada) but also Scandinavia, Russia, Israel, Palestine; anywhere that will have me to be honest and that are relaxed about free speech. As well as theatres I will be appearing in prisons, drug rehabs, social network HQs, universities, nationalist organisations, Mosques, foreclosed houses, protest sites, Synagogues and in people’s private homes.

I dedicate this Messiah Complex tour to the four men that are its subject, Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Jesus- I know this is what they would have wanted. If this is the end of the world I’m going to go out laughing with an erection.”

* Bookings are now open at Computicket service centres. Visit or call 0861 813 9000. Cape Town bookings are also available at Artscape Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695. To experience one of the great-value Montecasino Show & Stay packages to enjoy choice hospitality packages, call 011 367 4250, or send an email to, or visit for more information.