Russell Brand to make Indian audience ‘chuckle’ away in June

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New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) British standup comedian Russell Brand, who developed a special bond with India after tying the knot with his now ex-wife Katy Perry back in 2010, is now heading back to the country to make audiences chuckle with his debut performance tour across three cities in June.

To be held in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore from June 26 to 28, Brand’s performance will be part of the second season of LIVE Viacom18 Comedy Central Chuckle Festival.

Confirming this, Jaideep Singh, senior vice president, Integrated Network Solution, said: “We are delighted to bring comedy back with a bang and this time we have a heavyweight from the world of comedy to lead the show – Russell Brand. We are positive that the audiences will appreciate our efforts in making live comedy shows grander than ever before.”

Best known for his comic acts in movies like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him to the Greek”, Brand, who is enamoured with yoga, last visited India to get married to pop star Perry in a traditional Hindu ceremony in Rajasthan.

The Chuckle Festival made a big bang entry into the Indian comedy scene in 2013 with world renowned comedians such as Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias, Eddie Ifft and Paul Varghese.

Brand, the livewire comedian, is expected to bring the house down with his unique brand of humour.

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