MTV announced today that Russell Brand will be hosting this year’s MTV Movie Awards. The show will broadcast live on June 3 from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California at 9 p.m. ET. The comedian and actor has previously hosted MTV’s Video Music Awards, which turned out to be his first huge Stateside exposure for the British comic.
“With his amazing ability to span the full spectrum of comedy from the most high to lowbrow, Russell’s smart, unpredictable wit uniquely connects him to our audience,” MTV president Stephen Friedman said in a statement. “His rock-n-roll sensibility and fearlessness give us the perfect partner with whom to take a leap of faith with as we meld the worlds of movies and music together on one very special night.”
Brand is known for his roles in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him To The Greek (not to mention, being the estranged husband to pop star Katy Perry). He will star alongside Tom Cruise in Universal’s Rock of Ages, hitting theaters June 15. His new weekly talk show Brand X with Russell Brand will premiere June 28 at 11 pm EST on FX.