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Friday, 13 March 2009

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Just one of the subjects in Brands new cutting edge show

At a gig last night, "edgy" comedian Russell Brand wowed audiences with his latest act which comedy experts are saying "pushes the envelope".

Brand launched into his cutting edge comedy routine by saying "tits" to peals of laughter from the audience. A few minutes later, Brand followed it up with "botty".

"It was genius" said a media correspondent from The Guardian, "Brand's post modern deconstruction of the modern stand up was laced with irony, its fantastic".

Other critics agreed. "The man has reinvented stand up" said a review in the NME, "Brand chooses his subjects carefully and nothing escapes his acerbic eye".

Brand continued his show with more random words like "willy", "poo" and "smells" which bought the house down and had the St John Ambulance caring for people who were overcome with his unrelenting wit.

"Best show I've seen in ages" said Anja Germaine, a sociology student, "he really knows how to stretch the comedic boundaries".

"Some people would argue that Brand is a case of the 'Emperors new Clothes' and that the middle class media will read anything into his act for fear of not wanting to appear fashionable, but not me".

It is expected that Brand may change his act as the tour goes on, adding words like "fart" and "plop" into the show.

"People think its all freeform, improv, and that Russell just says any old toss for a cheap laugh" said an insider, "but he scripts everything and works at his material to hone it down to the razor sharp stuff it is".

"Its not complete and utter shit at all" he added.

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