Comedian Russell Brand is bringing his singular style and views on the world to Epix on Black Friday. Filmed live at Hammersmith Apollo in London, “Russell Brand: Messiah Complex” sees the comedian exploring heroes, icons and divine wisdom.
The 90-minute special will premiere on Friday, Nov. 28 as part of the network’s “Supersized Feast of Comedy” Thanksgiving weekend marathon running from Nov. 27 through Nov. 30.
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“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, in a statement.
“‘Messiah Complex’ on Epix is a joyous media event like the moon landings or the O.J. Simpson trial,” Brand joked. “Except it really happened and no one gets murdered.”
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In an exclusive preview from the special, Brand talks about the titular messiah complex, wherein someone believes they are a savior, often Jesus Christ. He then goes on to talk about a psych ward in Jerusalem where there are multiple sufferers of this condition, and how awkward it must be when they talk together, arguing over who is the real lord and savior.
Watch the video above.