The controversial comedian first started on a spin-off talk show of the UK's Big Brother, called Big Brother's Big Mouth. Brand took the UK by storm. He was soon on all the UK chat shows and the more I watched him, the funnier he became.
Brand got bigger and bigger and made it in the US with popular films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek, aswell as other cameos and voices in a number of other movies.
It seemed wherever you looked, Russell Brand was there. His marriage to Katy Perry made him universally known and the more he got himself into trouble and was splattered all over the TV and newspapers, the more people just loved this funny rock n roll bad boy.
He was not only known for his comedy, but was becoming quite a sex symbol and not only amongst fans but with other celebrities too. It seemed nobody could get enough of his rock star look and attitude with an added bonus of being 'pee yourself funny.'
He is by far the funniest thing to come out of England in a long while and is the perfect portrayal of a modern day British sense of humour.
I would definitely recommend you see a show of his while he is in Australia. You can't help but giggle no matter how offensive this guy can get, just don't bring the kids! And if I haven't convinced you yet, definitely check out one of his DVDs!