The charming bloke who helped make Forgetting Sarah Marshall one of the funniest Rom-Com's is visiting SF this fall. His snarky humor, which was the only thing I enjoyed from this year's MTV Video Music Awards, could prove to be just as hilarious in stand-up form at Cobb's Comedy Club on Nov. 5 and 6. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m., and are available at Live Nation. More info after the jump. --Oscar Pascual
For Immediate Release:
On Sale This Friday at 10am!
Two shows with..
Wednesday, November 5th
Thursday, November 6th
Cobbs Comedy Club
San Francisco - October 16th, 2008 - Live Nation is pleased to announce two special performances with Russell Brand at Cobbs Comedy Club on Wednesday, November 5th and Thursday, November 6th. Showtime for both events is 8pm and doors open at 6:45pm. Tickets for both shows are onsale this Friday at 10am at www.Livenation.com.
Russell Brand has built a huge following in the United Kingdom since his break-out year in 2006 when he was named "Best Newcomer" at the British Comedy Awards and was crowned Time Out London's "Stand-up Comedian of the Year" (he also took home GQ's "Most Stylish Man" award). His introduction to American audiences came this year with his unforgettable portrayal of rocker Aldous Snow in Judd Apatow's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and Brand's new-found fame in the U.S. was cemented during his recent no-holds-barred performance as host of the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. He will appear opposite Adam Sandler in "Bedtime Stories," scheduled for release on Christmas Day and is also slated to reprise his role as Aldous Snow in "Get Him to the Greek," a new Apatow-produced comedy in which the once-sober rock star falls off the wagon before a major gig.
Brand has written a column in The Guardian since May 2006 and released his critically-acclaimed and award-winning autobiography, My Booky Wook, published by Hodder & Stoughton in the U.K., last November. My Booky Wook was #1 on The London Sunday Times bestseller list for seven consecutive weeks and remained in the top ten for weeks afterwards. The Observer commented that "Russell Brand's gleeful tale of drugs and debauchery in My Booky Wook puts most other celebrity memoirs to shame." My Booky Wook is set to hit shelves in the U.S. in February 2009 through publisher HarperCollins.
Tickets for Russell Brand at Cobbs Comedy Club are on sale this Friday, October 17th at 10am at www.Livenation.com. Tickets are $30.50 plus applicable charges.
For more information on Russell Brand, please visit www.russellbrand.tv