Russell Brand is an English comedian, actor, author, from Grays, Essex. Starting his career as a stand-up comedian in 1994, he took his debut show, 'Better Now', to the Edinburgh Festival, in 2004, as well as 'Eroticised Humour' in 2005. His debut nationwide shows 'Shame', took place in 2006, followed by 'Only Joking', in 2007, 'Scandalous' in 2009, 'Doing Life' in 2007 and 'Messiah Complex' in 2013. In 2000 he later became a presenter for MTV, and hosted 'Big Brother's Big Mouth' in 2004. He then went on to forge a film career, appearing in titles such as 'St Trinian's', 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall', 'Arthur' and 'Get Him to the Greek'. He has also released several books, including 'My Booky Wook' and 'Revolution', as well as presenting 'The Russell Brand Show' on BBC Radio 2. In 2014 he launched his political-comedy web series 'The Trews'. Russell Brand has announced dates for his Re:Birth Tour, including a series of UK in 2017 and 2018.