Comedian Russell Brand recently took part in a Heatworld Q&A with fans while promoting his forthcoming Give It Up for Comic Relief benefit gig, which will be held at London’s Wembley Arena on March 6…
And during the session, Russell was asked about One Direction – who are of course themselves big supporters of Comic Relief – and if he’s ever met the band members.
Russell replied, “I think One Direction seem really, really lovely…
“They were very, very funny.
“I met them at the Olympics and they were, like, really good-looking and charming.
“And I really liked that one Harry…”
Entertainmentwise report that Russell then added, “I don’t think we’re competing for the same audience femalewise, so…
“I think those lads are about 19 and 20 years old now, aren’t they? They’re quite young.”
But when it was pointed out to him that Harry’s dated a number of older women, Russell joked, “That’s not on. There’s got to be carefully defined parameters, otherwise there’s gonna be an intergenerational sex war.”
However, of Harry, he added, “I like the curly hair. I think he has quite nice lips.”
Well Russell, about sixty million teenaged girls would no doubt agree with you there.
But getting back to Russell’s Comic Relief efforts – which will air on BBC Three, with backstage coverage presented by Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 – he said, “Give it Up for Comic Relief aims to raise money to help get people who drink and do drugs to ‘give it up’ and stay clean and stop ruining it for everyone else.
“At the gig in March we will recognise that addiction is a disease that when correctly treated CAN be arrested.
“The money raised by this gig will help alcoholics and addicts get clean and stay clean.”
Here’s a look at Russell talking about the fundraiser…