He has incorporated many of his controversial public antics into his comedic material.
In 2015 a biographical documentary called Brand: A Second Coming was released.
The show gave celebrity guests and the public the chance to have their say on the goings-on inside the Big Brother house.
Brand appeared in a sketch and performed stand-up at Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball in 2006 In March 2007, he co-hosted an evening of the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs with Noel Fielding.
In 2004, he took his first one-man show, the confessional Better Now, to the Edinburgh Festival, giving what he claimed was an honest account of his heroin addiction.
He returned the following year with Eroticised Humour.
In December 2007, Brand performed for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip as an act in the 2007 Royal Variety Performance.
His second nationwide tour, in 2007, was called Russell Brand: Only Joking and released on DVD as Russell Brand: Doin' Life.