Russell Brand started his career as a stand-up comedian in England, but following his meteoric rise to fame he also works as an actor, author, radio host, and activist. Russell’s humor is characterized by his supreme intellect. Equal parts silly and serious, Brand touches upon important political concepts during his acts. Brand is also well known for his role in the romantic comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall and for his short marriage to singer Katy Perry. He is a recovered drug addict and devotes a lot of time, energy, and financial resources towards causes that help drug addicts, in part by destigmatizing drug addiction. Besides his sold out tours, Russell also provides his comedy for free on his youtube show: The Trews.