Russell on Margaret Thatcher: “I always felt sorry for her children”

One Sunday recently while staying in London I took a stroll in the gardens of Temple, the insular clod of quads and offices between The Strand and The Embankment. It’s kind of a luxury, rent controlled ghetto for lawyers and barristers, there is a beautiful tailor’s, a fine chapel, established by The Knight’s Templar (from …Read more

The radio show is back – we want to hear from you

Russell is back on the radio with Matt, Noel, Mr Gee and Trevor on Xfm Monday 18th March. We want you to send us your: – Nanecdotes – Gay – pictures of things for Noel to name (he claims he can name anything) – advice and problems you need help with – who were your …Read more

Russell Brand: My life without drugs

The last time I thought about taking heroin was yesterday. I had received “an inconvenient truth” from a beautiful woman. It wasn’t about climate change – I’m not that ecologically switched on – she told me she was pregnant and it wasn’t mine. I had to take immediate action. I put Morrissey on in my …Read more

Rock of Ages Premiere

Here’s a cheeky video of Russell at the London premiere of Rock of Ages last night in Leicester Square. The film starts rocking UK cinemas on June 13th, USA and Australia from the 14th

Brand X teasers

Here are the first teasers for Russell’s new late-night comedy show for FX in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK. Brand X kicks off on 28th June 11pm.

Russell at the Home Affairs Select Committee

Earlier today Russell testified to the Home Affairs Select Committee who are currently conducting a review of UK government drugs strategy. He shared his belief in the merits of abstinence-based recovery programmes and the compassionate treatment of addiction as an illness rather than a crime. You can watch the entire session courtesy of Parliament TV …Read more

Pantheonism

Here is a recording from the Booky Wook 2 Tapes that didn’t make it into the final draft of the book – Russell expounding his views on the moral culpability of the Greek Gods (recorded in London 2009).