Superstar comedian, actor and author Russell Brand will be in South Africa this October for three shows only as part of his “Trew World Order” Tour. Brand will take to the stage in Cape Town at the Grand Arena, GrandWest on Saturday, October 3, for one show only, starting at 8pm.
Local promoter, Tony Feldman of Showtime Management, anticipates “an exciting and interesting tour”.
Described by the Telegraph as “the most talented stand-up comedian to emerge in Britain so far this decade,” Brand shot to fame when he was seen in the Judd Apatow produced comedy ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’. Other movies he has starred in include ‘Arthur’, ‘Get Him To The Greek’ and ‘Rock Of Ages’. He most recently 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.
Also an acclaimed author, 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’.
Russell produces his own Youtube web series call The Trews. Started in February 2014 and uploaded every weekday the channel has surpassed one million subscribers and earlier this year posted its 300th episode.
Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, Brand rose to fame in the UK in 2003 for his “Big Brother” spin-off, “Big Brother’s Big Mouth.”
He has toured internationally since 2006 and has released many DVDs.
“We are all individuals,” says Brand. “We’ve been told freedom is the freedom to fulfil our petty desires but TREW freedom is freedom FROM our petty desires.”
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