Russell Brand is, in my opinion, one of the funniest people on stage, screen and television today. His style of comedy is not unique but it is brilliant and it's not surprising that he has achieved so much.
From school productions all the way up to movies with the likes of Dame Helen Mirren, Russell has achieved success in spite of the odds being heavily stacked against him. His parents divorced when he was young and his adored mother has battled cancer several times in her life. A large lad who often faked his own school reports, Russell has battled addictions to alcohol, sex and drugs and been successfully treated for all three. Given all that he has overcome in his life, and the huge success of his films and his television show "Russell Brand's Ponderland", there is little doubt that Russell has much more to achieve yet and, with his 2010 marriage to singer Katy Perry, I'm sure that there is a lot more comedic greatness to come from this former Essex wild child.