Russell Brand's Booky Wook 2 UK Tour Dates for autumn 2010
There's a whole generation of young people who do not realise that Russell Brand was once famous for being a stand-up comic. Since 2007's 'Booky Wook' had us reeling in the aisles with its hilarious title, Russell has been a busy man and has presumably collected more than enough material for a juicy follow up.
For a start, the 35-year-old seems to be ridiculously and joyously in love with US popster Katy Perry. He has appeared in numerous Hollywood films, usually as a boyfriend or a rock star, and sometimes both. He's stopped boasting about his allegedly prodigious reputation in the bedroom, especially since Ms Perry joined Team Brand (Brand Brand?). He even left Radio 2, supposedly long tail between skinny-jeaned legs, after some old fashioned tomfoolery got out of hand.
But not so he could kick about with Katy Perry, drawing lovehearts and snuggling. No, Russell's been busier than ever. A remake of late-eighties Rik Mayall vehicle Drop Dead Fred beckons and there's even a suggestion Russell's soon to appear in a remake of 1981's Arthur, in the Dudley Moore role. Which brings us back to comedy, something Dudley Moore did quite, quite brilliantly and that Russell Brand used to do quite well. Maybe he still does.
It is with no little irony then that Brand is now returning to the UK stage to promote his new book; Booky Wook 2. It's even the Booky Wook 2 Tour. And looky look who's with him on the opening night: one Jonathan Ross, his partner in crime from Andrews Sachs v Radio 2 (2008).
The new show has elements of 'an audience with...' - Brand will do some stand-up and be interviewed (by Ross for the Hackney date) and there'll be an audience Q&A session. It will all be very entertaining no doubt, and much of it will be improvised even if Brand can prepare in advance his answers to: 'How many women have you slept with?' and 'Didn't you used to be funny?'
Russell Brand probably still is funny. There's only one way to find out - get the DVD at Christmas. But if you can't wait that long and you can get to Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol or Birmingham (London's sold out), then why not go along and ask him yourself.
Tickets for the remaining dates are on sale now, priced at £29.50 + fees.
- Tue 6th Nov 2018 Russell Brand: Re:BirthOpera House (Blackpool)Buy Tickets
You may also be interested in
- Fri 22nd Jun 2018 to Wed 4th Jul 2018 Flight of the Conchords: Sing Flight of the ConchordsBuy Tickets
- Fri 22nd Jun 2018 Andy Askins, Danny McLoughlinAlexander's Live (Chester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 23rd Jun 2018 George EggWitham Hall (Barnard Castle)Buy Tickets
- Fri 29th Jun 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018 Jimmy CarrBuy Tickets
- Fri 29th Jun 2018 Markus Birdman, Brendon BurnsAlexander's Live (Chester)Buy Tickets
- Sun 1st Jul 2018 Tom Wrigglesworth, Andy Askins, Brendan RileyChester Cathedral (Chester)Buy Tickets
- Thu 5th Jul 2018 and Fri 6th Jul 2018 Tony LawBuy Tickets
- Fri 6th Jul 2018 Group Therapy, Paul Foot, Harriet Dyer, Tom WrigglesworthSheaf Street Cafeteria (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Thu 12th Jul 2018 to Sat 14th Jul 2018 Ed Byrne: Spoiler AlertBuy Tickets
- Tue 17th Jul 2018 Lucy Porter, James FarmerThe Cookie (Leicester)Buy Tickets
- Thu 19th Jul 2018 and Fri 17th Aug 2018 Milton JonesBuy Tickets
- Thu 19th Jul 2018 to Fri 17th May 2019 Paul FootBuy Tickets
- Sat 21st Jul 2018 Andy Askins, Brendan RileyThe Bentley (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Fri 27th Jul 2018 Standon Calling, Paloma Faith, Django Django, The Amazons, M...Standon (Hertfordshire)Buy Tickets
- Sat 28th Jul 2018 Standon Calling, George Ezra, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, M...Standon (Hertfordshire)Buy Tickets
- Tue 7th Aug 2018 to Sat 25th Aug 2018 Frankie BoyleBuy Tickets
- Sat 11th Aug 2018 to Sat 29th Sep 2018 The League of Gentlemen Live Again!Buy Tickets
- Thu 23rd Aug 2018 to Tue 18th Dec 2018 Kevin BridgesBuy Tickets
- Mon 3rd Sep 2018 to Sat 8th Dec 2018 Dylan Moran: Dr CosmosBuy Tickets
- Sun 9th Sep 2018 to Fri 14th Dec 2018 Ross Noble: El HabladorBuy Tickets
- Tue 18th Sep 2018 to Tue 11th Jun 2019 Bill BaileyBuy Tickets
- Mon 24th Sep 2018 to Mon 19th Nov 2018 Richard HerringBuy Tickets
- Sat 29th Sep 2018 Craig CampbellLeicester Square Theatre (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Sun 7th Oct 2018 Graham NortonRoyal Northern College of Music (RNCM) (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Fri 12th Oct 2018 Ross Noble, Daliso Chaponda: El HabladorThe Engine Shed/ Platform (university of Lincoln) (Lincoln)Buy Tickets
- Fri 28th Dec 2018 and Sat 29th Dec 2018 Peter Pan - An Arena Adventure, Martin Kemp, Milton JonesBuy Tickets
- Wed 13th Mar 2019 to Sat 8th Jun 2019 Julian ClaryBuy Tickets