Russell Brand to perform in India

Russell Brand to perform in India

British funnyman Russell Brand is all set to perform in India for the first time as a part of the 2015 edition of the Comedy Central Chuckle Festival.

The 40-year-old actor-comedian, who had a lavish wedding with pop star and former wife Katy Perry in Rajasthan in 2010, will be performing in three Indian cities including Delhi (June 26) Bengaluru (June 27) and Mumbai (June 28).

"I love India very much. I am excited to be coming to the country I have so many happy memories. Plus I got married there... I am honoured to be performing at the Chuckle Festival. Namaste...," Brand, who has been to the country thrice, said in a statement.

Best known for his satire, whimsy and observational fun, Brand has also acted in films like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", "Get Him to the Greek" and voiced the character of Dr Nefario in "Despicable Me 1" and it's sequel.

The second edition of the Chuckle Festival, a destination venue for world-class comedy, is presented by Live Viacom 18.

Popular stand-up comedian Vir Das will do the opening act in Mumbai and Bengaluru schedules of Brand's performance, whereas Papa CJ will be performing the inaugurating act in Delhi.

"Having partnerships with artists around the globe has continually ensured that Live Viacom 18 continues to present vibrant world-class performances to a huge range of audiences in India... This time around who better than Russell Brand – a true heavyweight from the world of comedy to lead the show," said Jaideep Singh, Sr Vice President, Integrated Network Solution.

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