• Russell Brand’s show canceled, another in development and he’ll tour the Middle East

    It’s been a rocky road for Russell Brand. The most recent snag in his successful career as rabble rousing comedian is the cancellation of Brand X, his live part stand-up, part talk show program on FX. It’s not all bad news, however; FX is creating a scripted show for Brand. Comparing it to Curb Your Enthusiasm,” FX CEO John Landgraf said that it will be a slightly auto-biographical.

    In other Brand news, the comedian is touring his show The Messiah Complex around the Middle East starting in August. Calling it a “dissection of various social and religious figures and the reality of their lives through comparisons of each other,” the show is headed to Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Israel, Palestine and Lebanon. He’ll also be performing the show in the UK, the United States, Ireland and Canada as well as Russia and Scandinavia.

    Who wants to start a bet on the number of protests his tour will spark?

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    Sonia Weiser

    Sonia Weiser (@weischoice) has neither fame or fortune, but aspires to be a full time writer of humorous material (which will undoubtedly not lead to those two things). Right now, she's probably tweeting as someone else or waiting for new podcasts to download. Possibly drinking coffee and wondering whether or not she should do laundry this weekend.

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