Russell Edward Brand is a British comedian and actor. He hosts the Stay Free with Russell Brand podcast. Brand, known for his flamboyant, loquacious style and manner, has won three British Comedy Awards: Best Newcomer, Best Live Stand-Up, and Outstanding Contribution to Comedy.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brand’s YouTube channel saw an increase in activity and a shift in political direction, veering heavily toward COVID-19 denialism and conspiracy theories, leading to an increase in popularity and 6.5 million subscribers and more than a billion views.
Brand’s new weekly views increased from a weekly low of fewer than 500,000 in November 2020 to almost 14.5 million in March 2022.
What is Russell Brand most famous for?
The 48-year-old, who was born in Essex, surged to fame as the host of Big Brother’s Big Mouth and went on to star in Hollywood films, marry and divorce one of the world’s most famous pop stars, and cause one of the biggest scandals in the BBC’s history.
Why did Russell Brand become famous?
Brand rose to fame as a stand-up comedian in the early 2000s before becoming a radio personality and television presenter, most notably for MTV in the U.K. and a U.K. spinoff of “Big Brother.”