You can see the full interview of Russell with Jeremy Paxman for Newsnight on the BBC website
Russell’s ‘Scandalous’ show, filmed in front of 17,000 fans at London’s O2 Arena, will be on Channel4, Saturday 3rd July at 10pm
Russell Brand: Skinned (working title) is a 60 minute documentary for Channel 4 combining behind the scenes footage and stand up performance with an in-depth interview conducted by Frank Skinner.
In early 2009 Russell completed an international tour that featured dates in New York and Australia as well as a number of shows in the UK. The tour culminated with a sell out 17,000 people gig at the O2. During this period cameras were following Russell backstage and travelling.
Just 3 years ago Russell was performing in Camden pubs in front of crowds of 20 people. Combining previously unseen footage of such gigs with the interview, the documentary not only tells the story of the Scandalous Tour but also touches upon Russell’s rise to fame, sexual notoriety and first hand experience of the media storm around ‘Sachsgate’, giving a unique insight into the man himself.
Keep an eye on the website for news of broadcast dates and times.
Ponderland is enjoying another outing on Channel 4. Tonight Russell is pondering the notion of holidays. Why go on them? Where to? And how on earth are you supposed to enjoy them?
Channel 4 Friday 17th July 00.05 (that’s five past midnight to you and me)
Series 1 of Ponderland available now on DVD. Click here to buy.