Russell Brand Practices for the Big Russian Roulette Tournament

Well, at least he’s aiming something besides his urine stream in public these days.

Russell Brand was filming a segment for a TV show in Los Angeles on Wednesday when he decided to terrify fans of bizarrely coiffed British comedians everywhere by threatening to blow his quirky brains out all over the sidewalk.

Relax, folks; the gun’s a fake. The beat that our heart skipped when we first saw this picture, however? That was was very, very real.

Check out more of Big Russ goofing off on the job in our photo gallery.