Brand worked up over US show
COMEDIAN Russell Brand (pictured) is returning to TV after signing on to front a new late-night talk show in the US. The British star will air his thoughts about America’s current events, politics and pop culture during the as-yet-untitled half-hour series, which is set to premiere on US network Fox in the first half of 2012. ‘‘I am so excited I’m on the point of climax,’’ he told The Hollywood Reporter. The comedian-turned-actor first gained widespread attention on British TV hosting the show Big Brother’s Big Mouth.