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Russell Brand to Host MTV’s Video Music Awards

Kristen Bell and Russell BrandIf you couldn’t stomach the thought of seeing Jason Segel’s privates, you probably missed one of ‘s great cast additions. Fortunately for you, that scene stealer will soon be storming American television.

Although he is barely known on this side of the water, British comedian (Marshall‘s Aldous Snow) has been chosen by the MTV to host the Video Music Awards this September. Brand, who has a bit of a reputation of being a bad boy, was apparently chosen after execs saw him performing his stand-up routine in LA.

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time Brand has been associated with the network. Russell acknowledges that he was fired from his job as a VJ in London when he came to work dressed as Osama Bin Laden…on Sept. 12, 2001.

So what can viewers expect from the wild-haired comic? If his recent appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien show was any indication, it is going to be the funniest broadcast yet. (You can see that clip after the jump.)

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The 2008 Video Music Awards airs live September 7 from Los Angeles.

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