Sunday 26th October 2008
Random subjects plucked from the depths of Russell Brand's brain are colourfully deliberated and dissected in Ponderland, a BAFTA nominated series first shown on Channel 4 and now released on DVD on 10th November 2008 from Universal Pictures (UK).
Extras include nearly an hour of unseen live stand up recorded at pre-Ponderland warm up gigs and nightly before taping the show. Ponderland's premise is simple: Russell tackles random topics in each episode delivering his highly original spin on many subjects including nostalgia, childhood, science, sport, love and holidays.
His high-octane musings are interspersed with clips from archived TV shows -- both weird and wonderful -- to illustrate his point. Other highlights include clips of his cameo role in The Bill and when he got arrested for standing naked on top of a police van. With an emphasis on stand-up and video footage of Brand during his youth, there's a personal feel to Ponderland making it a must-have for Russell's legion of fans.
Multi talented, Russell Brand excels at many art forms: comedy, journalism (his Saturday Guardian football column is mandatory weekend reading) radio (he is one of Radio 2's key presenters), TV and film. In 2007, Russell's autobiography My Booky Wook topped the best-seller list and went on to win a prestigious 'Nibby' at the British Book Awards.
More recently, his film career has taken off with star turns in St Trinian's and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Later this year, he stars in Bedtime Stories alongside Adam Sandler. Next year he films The Tempest with acclaimed director Julie Taymor. Russell also recently hosted the VMA Awards live from Los Angeles. He will soon record a one hour Comedy Central special which will air in 2009.
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