British comedian/actor Russell Brand has landed a deal with streaming giant Netflix to record a stand-up comedy special of his live show Re:Birth at the Hackney Empire in London, England on April 18 and 19.
Brand is currently touring the show, which has a total of 75 dates, that will end in November 2018.
He tweeted on Wednesday about the show, jokingly describing it as: “All the glamour of ‘The Crown’ (and some of the controversy) with the suspense of ‘Making A Murderer’ BUT with a happy ending, It’s 9 hours long. And the pyrotechnics are dazzling.”
Much of the material featured in Re:Birth is about being a father to his 15-month-old daughter Mabel with wife Laura Gallacher.
In the show, Brand asks, “What happens if she grows up to be like me? Or, worse, to date someone like me?”
Dear @NetflixIsAJoke I’ve got a lot of jokes/theories that you should put on as a ‘Special’. All the glamour of The Crown (& some of the controversy) with the suspense of Making A Murderer BUT with a happy ending. You want it?
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) January 31, 2018