FX Signs Russell Brand To Host Late Night Series

Cable network FX announced on Thursday that British comedian and Katy Perry’s husband Russell Brand will be heading over to the network for an unscripted series in Spring 2012.

Brand will host a late night series in six-installments and according to the network it will feature his “unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture.”

The yet-to-be-titled show will contain 30 minute segments and will be filmed before a live studio audience as Brand offers his views on politics, pop culture and current events.

In his own statement about the show Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming at FX revealed:

“We’re very excited to add Russell Brand’s bracingly funny, original, and honest voice to the FX comedy line-up.”

After the network announced the show Brand released the following 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.”

Will you be tuning in to see how well Russell Brand can translate his unique brand of humor into an American based television series?