NEW YORK, April 27, 2009 – Russell Brand, who The New York Times recently called “irresistibly salacious,” rocks the stage in this first original COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up special. Filmed at the theatre at El Museo Del Barrio in New York City, Brand details the difficulty of handling his newfound fame in America, recounts the time he met the Queen and instructs women on how to approach him. Released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, “Russell Brand in New York City: Extended & Uncensored” DVD arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, May 19 and will also be available at http://shop.comedycentral.com.
“Russell Brand in New York City: Extended & Uncensored” DVD is a single disc and includes the following bonus material: Brand’s infamous monologue at the 2008 MTV “Video Music Awards;” “An Englishman in New York,” which features the comedian riding around
Times Square and conducting raucous man-on-the-street interviews; and deleted scenes from the special of Brand handling a female heckler in the audience titled “Loose Canon Drunk Girl.”
Brand is a winner of “Best Live Stand-up” at the 2008 British Comedy Awards, comedian, actor and author. From Brand’s scene-stealing performances in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and Adam Sandler’s “Bedtime Stories” to hosting the incredibly successful “2008 MTV Music Awards” and his run of sold-out shows at the Montreal “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival, Brand has taken the United States by storm.
Next, Brand will be seen in Julie Taymor’s “The Tempest” and in May 2009, he will begin production on “Get Him To The Greek,” a new Judd Apatow-produced comedy, in which Brand reprises his role as Aldous Snow — the once-sober rock star who falls off the wagon before a major gig. Brand’s much anticipated biography, “My Booky Wook,” released in the United States in March 2009, has quickly become a New York Times bestseller.