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Russell Brand ‘Messiah Complex’ will premiere on EPIX in November

Fans of Russell Brand will be able to catch his new comedy event ‘Messiah Complex’ on the Premium TV network EPIX, the network confirmed that the special will be made available on their multi-platform service as an EPIX Original Comedy Event. Russell Brand: Messiah Complex is now set to premiere on November 28 at 10 PM ET/PT.

Filmed live at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, Messiah Complex takes a hilarious and scathing look at our insatiable craving for icons and divine wisdom. Through the lens of contemporary politics and culture, Russell focuses on heroes Malcolm X, Che Guevara, Gandhi, and Jesus Christ to lay waste to conventional thinking in an outrageous 90-minute special that holds nothing sacred.

“Russell Brand is a huge talent who welcomes the chance to challenge people, issues and institutions through his unique comic perspective, and we’re very excited to connect him to the EPIX audience across all of our platforms,” said EPIX President and CEO Mark Greenberg.

“Messiah Complex on EPIX is a joyous media event like the moon landings or the OJ Simpson trial. Except it really happened and no one gets murdered,” said Russell Brand.

Russell Brand: Messiah Complex will debut on EPIX on “Black Friday” as part of the Thanksgiving weekend “Supersized Feast of Comedy” marathon, November 27th through November 30th.

In addition to his standup performances, Russell has successfully brought his caustic wit and penetrating observations to the printed page. His newest works are Revolution (Ballantine Books, October 14th), in which he hilariously lacerates the straw men and paper tigers of our conformist times and presents; and a wildly funny and astute adaptation of The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Atria Books, November 11, 2014), the first in a series of Trickster Tales through which he brings his unique contemporary sensibilities to the classics.

Russell Brand: Messiah Complex is the latest special to join EPIX’s roster of original comedy events, which includes Lewis Black Old Yeller Live at the Borgata, Louis C.K. Hilarious, Jim Norton: American Degenerate, Dennis Miller: America 180°, Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny, Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time. Russell Brand appeared earlier on the network in Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball.