Seven has picked up the rights to UK comedian Russell Brand’s series, Ponderland.
The show consists largely of Brand giving a series of monologues in a stand-up style, interspersed with old television and video footage. The Channel 4 series attracted mixed reviews in the UK but scored a BAFTA nomination and a second series.
Each episode tackles a different topic – from love, family and pets, to holidays, crime and sport.
Last year during The Russell Brand Show a series of obscene voice messages were left for 78-year-old actor Andrew Sachs by Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross. The two presenters were criticised by a number of MPs, including PM Gordon Brown. Following the complaints, Brand and Ross were suspended from their positions at the BBC whilst both the BBC and Ofcom launched investigations. Brand resigned from the BBC.
Brand brings his sell-out UK stand-up tour, “Scandalous”, to Sydney and Melbourne next week.
No airdate has yet been announced for Ponderland.