Barely weeks after filing for divorce from his wife of 14 months, Katy Perry, Russell Brand seems to have bounced back to his former life of making people laugh.
The 36-year-old promoted his new FX show Strangely Uplifting and sidestepped as best he could any questions regarding his personal life.
On being asked how he’s doing, Brand, speaking to TV writers in Pasadena, California, replied, that he was quite well.
“Quite well, thank you. Are you asking because of recent events? You are making the mistake of seeing time as linear. The brilliant American author Kurt Vonnegut, he’ll tell you that if you imagine reality as experienced simultaneously, events become redundant,” People magazine quoted him as saying.
Brand revealed that the goal of the show, which is set to debut in April and consists of his discussing current events with a small audience, was to make people laugh and be happy.
On being asked if he was happy right now? With a smile, he said, “Yes, I am.”
On being questioned whether Strangely Uplifting would reflect what’s going on in Brand’s personal life, the British comedian said that biographical elements would be “inevitable.”
“There will be inevitable biographical elements, because you can’t speak from anyone’s perspective but your own. Unless you bizarrely adapt some sort of avatar,” said the British comedian.
“It’s like I can’t speak from the perspective of Angelica Huston. People would think I lack the appropriate authority if I said, ‘Oh, I had a tumultuous relationship with Jack [Nicholson, Angelica’s former beau] and my father late director John Huston.’ I am not qualified.”
“So there will inevitable be my experiences, I will speak from own my perspective. I live in this extraordinary country of yours. I’m not from here. It’s like the perspective of an alien trying to understand this peculiar time and this peculiar country. What I think, it’s a bit like Mork and Mindy,” he added.