Russell Brand to tour SA

2013-06-12 11:56
Cape Town – Russell Brand announced on Monday that he will be bringing his stand-up comedy show Messiah Complex to South Africa.

The British comedian announced that he's launching a world comedy tour focusing on Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Jesus Christ.

Brand says the show examines "the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability".

Brand will perform in Cape Town on 16 November 2013 at the Cape Town Convention Centre and in Johannesburg on 17 November 2013 at the ZA Teatro.

The 38-year-old says he plans to perform in theatres as well as "prisons, drug rehabs ... nationalist organisations, mosques, foreclosed houses, protest sites, synagogues and in people's private homes".

The Messiah Complex tour is set to begin on 15 August in Abu Dhabi and wrap up on 9 December in Iceland.


  • Keri Stroebel - 2013-06-12 12:07

    WOOOOHOOOO! When will tickets go on sale and through whom?

      Jessica Saunders - 2013-06-12 12:35

      Yes!!! This is crucial information... please tell us!

      Foc Us - 2013-06-12 13:10

      He is a joke .... but not a good one!!

      Mable Jacobs - 2013-06-12 15:45

      Someone pls tell him women this side won't have sex with him either..

  • Cyril Laubscher - 2013-06-12 13:07

    Hope he doesnt break out into singing Little African Child haha

      Keri Stroebel - 2013-06-13 11:28

      haha, that would be funny :D

  • ClassWarTrotsky - 2013-06-12 13:25

    Meh. Bring on Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Carr, they are worth seeing.

      Keri Stroebel - 2013-06-13 11:28

      Agreed! Would love to see both of them live :)

  • Colette van Jaarsveld - 2013-06-13 07:19

    Can't we ban him like the Dalai Lama? PLEASE!!!

      Liesl Coetzee - 2013-06-13 19:22

      I am all for that. Would him rather not come here

  • Sandy Bremner - 2013-06-13 08:04

    Where can we get tickets???

  • Keith Hodgskiss - 2013-06-13 12:03

    for those naysayers, he's cleaned up and a massive spokesman for anti_drug campaigns that he helps raise funding for. His comedy stand-up may be a little too witty and hence lost on most South Africans if you compare to Leon Schuster and Cousin. His stand-up is bloody good and even though he shags a lot he is single, so what.

      Liesl Coetzee - 2013-06-13 19:24

      He can shag what he want. Keep Jesus Christ out of your comedy

  • Johan Van Der Merwe - 2013-06-19 14:18

    I phoned the Cape Town Convention Centre for ticket information. The lady I spoke to had no knowledge about this show on 16 November. Interesting??????????

      Jessica Saunders - 2013-06-20 10:58

      There are new dates and venues on his website for the SA tour, still no ticket information though.

  • Justin Hoar - 2013-06-20 20:40

    He's not that great at stand-up, only movie roles. Save your money

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