Russell Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, and author.
Best known for his controversial comedy he first rose to fame starring on MTV’s Dancefloor Chart before presenting the Big Brother spin-off show Big Brother’s Big Mouth. Brand gained acclaim for his role in the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, a role which he later reprised in the sequel Get Him to the Greek. He’s also led his vocal abilities to a number of animated films including Hop and Despicable Me .
2000: Debuted at Edinburgh Fringe Festival as one-third of stand-up act Pablo Diablo's Cryptic Triptych
2000-2001: Presented Dancefloor Chart on MTV
2004: Returned to Endinburgh Fringe Festival with his first one man show
2004-2007: Presented Big Brother's Big Mouth
2006: Embarked on first nationwide tour
2008-2009: Hosted MTV's Video Music Awards
2008: Starred in Forgetting Sarah Marshall
2010: Voiced Dr Nefario in Despicable Me
2012: Hosted the MTV Movie Awards
2013: Returned to voice Dr Nefario in Despicable Me 2