Over the years, the 37-year-old Brit has made headlines with his unapologetic musings and eyebrow-raising opinions on sex, drugs, and politics. With his new talk show, Brand X with Russell Brand, premiering this Thursday on FX, there’s no doubt that Brand will have a lot more to add to his growing collection of questionable quips.
From his famous MTV dismissal for showing up to work as Osama bin Laden to calling the Paralympics a “novelty,” click through the gallery to relive some of Brand’s most outrageous moments.
When addressing his failed marriage to popstar Katy Perry though, the funnyman has nothing but kind words to say of the “Wide Awake” singer.
“I still love [Katy] as a human being. But, sometimes when you’re in a relationship I suppose it doesn’t work out, does it? But that doesn’t mean I regret it or anything,” he said on an episode of Ellen in May.
“I was very happy to be married with her,” he added. “She’s such a beautiful human being and I just have only love and positivity for her.”
Brand also told host Ellen DeGeneres, “You can’t absolutely make everything the way you want it to be in life. Sometimes thing are just different and then you to just move with that and try and remain in contact with what is beautiful about yourself and each other with any situation.”
See more of his revealing interview in the video below.
Brand X with Russell Brand airs Thursdays at 11 on FX.