Russell Brand will return as host of the MTV Video Music Awards. The British comedian hosted the ceremony last year with Britney Spears, bringing in a record number of over 23 million viewers for the network. He also made headlines for mocking the Jonas Brothers.
“This year will be a controversy-free festival of love and discrete orgasms,” Brand told MTV News. He added that he’s learned to “only blindly praise the Jonas Brothers.”
Brand is the third back-to-back host for the ceremonies, following comedians Arsenio Hall from ‘88-91 and Dennis Miller in ’95-96. The 26th annual MTV Video Music Awards will air on Sept. 13th from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Check out the clip below of brand bashing the Jonas Brothers at last year’s awards show: