Comedian Russell Brand will make his Las Vegas debut at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Friday, July 22. Brand, who also is an actor and an acclaimed author, will take the Mandalay Bay Theatre stage for only one night at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Tickets priced at $90 and $65, inclusive of tax and fees, are now on sale at the Mandalay Bay Theatre Box Office and at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Brand began his career as a stand-up comedian, launching his first U.K. tour, Shame, in 2006. He subsequently released a DVD of the show titled “Russell Brand: Live.” In 2007, he traveled the U.K. on his second tour, Russell Brand: Only Joking, and released his second DVD, “Russell Brand: Doin’ Life.” Brand brought his stand-up comedy routine to the United States in 2009 with his Russell Brand: Scandalous tour.
The British comedian shot to fame in the United States in 2008 when he appeared in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy film, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Brand’s other work includes roles or voiceovers in “Bedtime Stories,” “Arthur,” “Hop,” “Get Him to the Greek,” “Despicable Me” and “The Tempest.” He is currently filming “Rock of Ages,” the Broadway-adapted musical directed by Adam Shankman, opposite Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin.
Brand also is an acclaimed author and TV personality. He has written two books, “My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs and Stand-Up,” which was on The New York Times bestseller list, and the follow-up book, “Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal.” In both 2008 and 2009, Brand hosted the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) and it was the 2009 broadcast that garnered 9 million viewers, the largest VMA audience since 2004.