The world-famous British comedian, Russell Brand, is set to visit Istanbul for his show ‘Messiah Complex.’
In an interview with the Turkish Daily News, he says ‘the ideologies of the past are dead; this means we need new ideologies’ for an absolute change.
He regards politicians as “frauds and liars.” He has no trust in the current political system, which is “nothing more than a bureaucratic means for furthering the augmentation and advantages of economic elites.” He does not vote since he sees it “like a tacit act of compliance.” And in an era of self-denial and wild political drive, he calls for revolution, which “has already begun.”
This is the world, according to Russell Brand, the internationally-renowned British comedian, who will be making his first debut in Turkey in 11 years for his latest show, “Messiah Complex – World Tour 2013.” And obviously, he will have much more to say than a typical stand-up comedian does when he comes to Istanbul on Nov. 23, as he has a sincere and defiant cause to fight for.
“The ideologies of the past are dead; this means we need new ideologies, new mythologies, new stories and to discover what these icons meant and what their function was,” Brand said. Seeking the essential message while questioning “the function of an icon like Christ or a Prophet like Muhammad,” the comedian finds the message in evolution. “It’s the message of the evolution of the individual to be part of the whole. Never has it been more important, never has there been a greater need for ideologies,” Brand said in a recent email interview with the Daily News.
If you want a first-hand look at the journey that Brand is offering, join him on a Saturday night in Istanbul and see if it is worth a try.
Worldwide famous comedian and actor Russell Brand will be at TIM Show Center on November 23, 2013 as part of his “Messiah Complex World Tour 2013”.