According to 2OceansVibe, British comedian Russell Brand is set to visit South Africa for his first ever stand-up tour titled Messiah Complex.
"I am going to tour The World (our one, Earth) with Messiah Complex, causing bother and excitement and offering opinions that have not been either solicited or thought through.”
Russell's content of the show is set to be an analysis of history, religion and even illness tackling sensitive issues that involve men who’ve shaped our world in either a positive or negative way. These topics include discussions about revolutionary men like Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X. Russel will aslo dabble into controversial topics that involve Nazi leader Adolf Hilter.
He explained that the stand-up routine for the shows will be an analysis of a mental disorder where you think you might be the messiah. "Did Jesus have it? What about Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Hitler? All these men have shaped our lives and influenced the way we think. It will dissect "various social and religious figures and the reality of their lives through comparisons of each other."
Russell has assured his fans that he will also tour non-English speaking countries such as Russia, Israel, Scandinavia, Lebanon and even Palestine. Brand explained that he’ll go to any country that allows freedom of speech, the tour will also not be limited when it comes to venues as Russell revealed that he’ll be appearing in prisons, rehabs, mosques, synagogues and even in people’s private homes.
Russels comedic tour will take place in Cape Town’s Convention Centre on the 16th of November thereafter he'll head up to Johannesburg to perform at the ZA Teatro on the 17th of November.