Comedian and would be leader of the revolution Russell Brand has been forced to cancel a show he was due to perform in Johannesburg tonight, apparently after South African authorities refused to let him into the country.
Tonight's J-burg show cancelled. SA authorities REFUSE TO LET ME INTO YOUR COUNTRY. Trying to resolve it. #MessiahComplex
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) November 15, 2013
The issue reportedly arose because of problems with Brand’s passport.
The performer was due to kick of the South African leg of his Messiah Complex tour, but has had to postpone his performances in the country until the situation could be resolved. “We apologise to Russell Brand fans for the inconvenience and for this unexpected and disappointing last-minute change. This only affects tonight’s show. The remainder of the SA Tour will go ahead as scheduled,” Brand’s PR company said.
Naturally, once the Twittersphere got hold of the news, everyone felt that it was the right time channel their own inner comedians. We’ve rounded up some of the best efforts for your general amusement.
So what are we saying SA Immigration? @rustyrockets is the Dalai Lama of comedy?
— Patrick Hyland (@uberfiend) November 15, 2013
“@solidgame: When does Russell Brand land?” not soon. think he's gonna stay high for some time to come.
— Chris Chameleon (@chrischameleon) November 15, 2013
Lies! The reason Russel Brand was denied entry to SA is because they thought he was Jan Van Riebeeck trying to make a come back.
— Chester Missing (@chestermissing) November 15, 2013
— Mike Haysman (@HazeCricket) November 15, 2013
Russell Brand isn't the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy.
— Gus Silber (@gussilber) November 15, 2013
KICKSTARTER to fund the effort to keep @rustyrockets from entering any country.
— Daniel Hottman (@dan_down) November 15, 2013
Image: Eva Rinaldi (via Flickr).