Russell Brand joined his Arthur costar Dame Helen Mirren onstage at Variety's Power of Comedy event this weekend. While his wife Katy Perry looked on, laughing, from the audience, Russell took to the stage, performed some stand up, and was honoured for his contributions to women's cancer charities. He said "It's an area that's affected my life and continues to be important. It's given me some latitude to rationalize and justify touching women's boobs." American comedians, including Aziz Ansari, Donald Glover, and Sarah Silverman, joined host Justin Long for the first annual event held by Variety magazine. Backstage, Russell stole a kiss from Helen and hung out with fellow Brit Matt Lucas, who also stepped out in front of the crowd at the event.
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