Russell Brand announced his Messiah Complex Stand up world tour on Monday and it turns out our humble SA is on the bill. Exciting much?

The British comedian announced that he’s launching a world comedy tour focusing on Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Jesus Christ.

Brand says the show examines “the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability”.

Brand will perform in Cape Town on 16 November 2013 at the Cape Town Convention Centre and in Johannesburg on 17 November 2013 at the ZA Teatro.

The 38-year-old says he plans to perform in theatres as well as “prisons, drug rehabs … nationalist organisations, mosques, foreclosed houses, protest sites, synagogues and in people’s private homes”.

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