Northeastern University was awaiting a British invasion as comedian Russell Brand geared up to perform at the school Friday for Homecoming week.
But days before his scheduled arrival, Brand promoted his “intelligent but filthy” act, as he describes it, by asking the school’s president, Dr. Joseph Aoun, for a hands-on medical exam in a YouTube video.
Addressing NU coeds, Brand jokingly calls on Aoun to attend the performance and conduct a checkup on him to prove his credentials.
“I want him to carry out a full prostate examination on me, to be thoroughly sure he is a genuine doctor,” Brand says in the video.
Brand then says if Aoun can’t perform the procedure on him, he should be able to do one on Aoun.
“I have a very unique technique. It’s called a no-hand rectal examination” jokes Brand, pushing his waist forward.
At the end of the 90-second video, Brand says “if you’re name is [Aoun], you’re in a lot of trouble,” before making an O-shape with his thumb and index finger.
The video, used to invite students to the show, was one of a series for Brand’s current weeklong college comedy tour.
In a separate introductory video, Brand says the tour is a chance for him to “understand college life.”
“We shall snatch the grapes from the vines and drink wildly. ... And steal the mascots of surrounding colleges, “ he says.
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