FX Brings Russell Brand to Late-Night

How would you like to spend your evenings just like Katy Perry does? In the company of comedian Russell Brand.

Cable network FX has signed comedian Russell Brand for a new late-night series due this spring.

Brand has been tapped to host six-installments of an unscripted late night series on the cable network. The show is still untitled but will feature Brand’s “unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture,” the network says.

The half-hour, still-untitled shows will be filmed before a live audience and will feature Brand’s take on current events, politics and the latest news in pop culture.

“We’re very excited to add Russell Brand’s bracingly funny, original, and honest voice to the FX comedy line-up,” exclaimed Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming at FX.

The Arthur star, 36, said in a statement:

“I am so excited I’m on the point of climax. In fact, I will put the ‘O’ into FX, which spells Fox, which is actually the channel’s real name. That’s the only thing that worries me about all this, to be honest. At least I’ll be able to have a Christmas drink with Bill O’Reilly.”

The specials will premiere in spring 2012.

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