Hailed by Time Out as “the most exciting comedian of his generation,” Russell Brand, announces his first ever COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up special, "Russell Brand in New York City.” The show premieres this Sunday, March 8th at 10pm/9c with encore presentations Sunday, March 8 at 12 a.m. and Friday, March 13 at 11 p.m. From the theatre at El Museo Del Barrio in New York City comes the latest COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up special featuring the winner of “Best Live Stand-up” at the 2008 British Comedy Awards, comedian, actor and author Russell Brand. From Brand’s scene-stealing performances in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and Adam Sandler’s “Bedtime Stories” to hosting the incredibly successful “2008 MTV Music Awards” and his run of sold-out shows at the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival, Brand has taken the United States by storm. “Russell Brand in New York City” is a truly original, witty and gritty hour of stand-up viewers won’t want to miss! Next, Brand will be seen in Julie Taymor’s “The Tempest” and in May 2009, he will begin production on “Get Him To The Greek,” a new Judd Apatow-produced comedy, in which Brand reprises his role as Aldous Snow, when the once-sober rock star falls off the wagon before a major gig. Brand’s much anticipated award-winning and bestselling biography, “My Booky Wook” will finally be released in the United States on Tuesday, March 10th.