I’ve got to hand it to British funny-man Russell Brand, one of my favorite comedians of this era. (Have you seen “Get Him to the Greek”? Pure hilarity.) I was both incredibly happy for him and simultaneously envious when he wed my ultimate dream-girl, Katy Perry, in 2010. The dynamic duo broke up last year and finalized their divorce just a couple months ago, and now it appears that Russell is taking it all in stride and not letting what could be an ugly, sad time weigh on him. After an interview with People magazine, the following article by Stephen M. Silverman was published:
“Russell Brand is returning to his roots: bachelorhood and standup comedy.
“I’m doing well,” Brand, whose marriage to Katy Perry ended in December, after 14 months, tells PEOPLE.
Waxing philosophical about life, the British comedian, 36, suggests there was no reason he shouldn’t be well. “You don’t need to brush it off if you don’t get it on you in the first place,” he says, not specifically defining what “it” is. But, he insists, “I don’t have to let anything go. I don’t hold on to anything negative. It’s the same as zero-ness.”
Asked if that’s part of his yoga philosophy, Brand replies, “I like Kundalini yoga” – which heavily relies on physical and spiritual intuition. ”It’s not about letting it go,” he says. “You can’t let go of something you don’t hold, you know. It’s meaningless, [and] much of our world is predicated on meaninglessness. And I don’t do that anymore.”
As for his upcoming late-night show, which is due later this year on FX, he says: “It’s a standup comedy show, and we’ll talk about current affairs and analyze and deconstruct the media of the day and approach news from a humanitarian and spiritual angle, whilst keeping it simultaneously and continuously humorous.” “
To read the rest of Russell Brand’s interview with People, click here.
While I admit Brand is a bit vague about what exactly he is or is not “brushing off,” I appreciate the fact that he claims he does not hold onto anything negative. In that way, I can see that him and I are a lot alike.