MTV announced today that British comedian and future FX talk show host Russell Brand has been commissioned by the network to host the 21st MTV Movie Awards. This begs the important questions: there has seriously been twenty of these things?
Brand previously hosted the flagship MTV Video Music Awards back in 2008 and 2009, where everyone expected him to be super controversial and he pretty much wasn't. We can expect more of the same from this gig; he'll make some jokes that are off color and "naughty" (when the British do it, it's naughty), but don't really raise anyone's ire too much. The good news for Brand is that most of the jokes will sail right over the heads of the show's target demographic.
Interesting that he's hosting the Movie Awards and not the VMAs these days. I guess after his divorce from pop star Katy Perry earlier this year, MTV isn't interested in inviting him into Katy Perry's house.
The 2012 MTV Movie Awards will air live on Sunday, June 3 at 8 p.m. CST.
Via AV Club
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