HAVING wowed American audiences with an acclaimed movie debut and a host of sold out stand-up dates, controversial comic Russell Brand visits the Echo Arena in Liverpool next month.

Brand, who resigned from the BBC last year over the ‘Manuelgate’ saga, is taking a break from writing, acting and broadcasting to return to his first love.

Almost 18 months since the curtain fell on his acclaimed Only Joking tour, the award-winning comedian will perform at the Echo Arena on Monday, February 2.

Tickets are on sale now. To book log on to www.accliverpool.com or call the box office on 0844 8000 400. Tickets are priced at £23.50.