Comedian, actor and author, Russell Brand joins Sheffield City Hall as part of his first ever stand up world tour.
Brand is bravely going where no man has gone before, providing comedy but also his own risk taking theories to the world’s most dangerous countries, people and institutions. It could go either way.
He stops in Sheffield for one night only on on Sunday October 27 so don’t miss his controversial offering to the world.
Keeping in line with Brand’s comedic style, the tour, officially named ‘Messiah Complex’, will be a dissection of various social and religious figures and the reality of their lives through comparisons of each other.
Messiah Complex is a mental disorder where you think you might be the messiah. Did Jesus have it? What about Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Hitler? All these men have shaped our lives and influenced the way we think. Their images are used to represent ideas that often do not relate to them at all. Would Gandhi be into apple? Would Che Guevara endorse Madonna? This show looks at the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability.
Brand states: “I am going to tour The World (our one, Earth) with Messiah Complex, causing bother and excitement and offering opinions that have not been either solicited or thought through. Of course I’ll be in English speaking countries (UK, Ireland, US, Canada) but also Scandinavia, Russia, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine; anywhere that will have me to be honest and that are relaxed about free speech. As well as theaters I will be appearing in prisons, drug rehabs, social network HQs, universities, nationalist organisations, Mosques, foreclosed houses, protest sites, Synagogues and in people’s private homes. I dedicate this Messiah Complex tour to the four men that are it’s subject, Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Jesus.”
This tour defies all inhibitions and is the first tour of it’s kind not only for the cheeky chappie but also the first the world has seen. It will travel to the most dangerous corners of the lands where liberal speaking is not the norm. He will perform to some of the world most influential and dangerous people but will they agree with his Brand style of comedy?
See for yourself exactly what the Messiah Complex is about at Sheffield City Hall this coming October.