In celebration of actor Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek) hitting theaters in Arthur and as the voice of the Easter rabbit, E.B. in Hop, we re-broadcast this interview with him, taped in October, 2010.
As befits a comedian, actor, writer and raconteur, its a fascinating conversation about his life - the hirings and firings, highs and lows, as written in his second autobiography Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal. In this interview, taped just days before his marriage to Katy Perry, Brand talks about how he met and fell in love with her, as well as the meaning of fame, fortune, family, the culture of celebrity, the Beat poets, the poignant lyrics of Morrissey, and the philosophies of C.S Lewis and Kierkegaard - all in 28 minutes!
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