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Comedian Russell Brand is bringing his new show, Messiah Complex, to Plymouth Pavilions and Colston Hall, Bristol this autumn.

Messiah Complex is a mental disorder where the sufferer thinks they might be the messiah.

Did Jesus have it? What about Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Hitler? All these men have shaped our lives and influenced the way we think. Their images are used to represent ideas that often do not relate to them at all. Would Gandhi be into Apple? Would Che Guevara endorse Madonna? Would Jesus be into Christianity? Should we even care what they think considering Gandhi slept with naked girls in his bed, Malcolm X dealt drugs and Che Guevara smelt funny?

All great people are flawed, all of us, flawed people are capable of greatness and for every identifiable icon there is an anonymous mob of unrecognised bods doing all the admin and heavy lifting.

This show looks at the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability. Plus there’s sex. Obviously. This is Russell Brand we’re talking about here.

In 2004, Russell Brand achieved mainstream fame in the UK as the host of Big Brother spin-off Big Brother’s Big Mouth. He became known in the United States in 2008, after his major role in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, followed by a starring role in Get Him to the Greek in 2010, and of course, shacking up with Katy Perry too…

Russell Brand performs at Plymouth Pavilions on October 23, 2013, and Colston Hall Bristol on October 28, 2013. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Saturday June 8, 2013.