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Russell Brand forces his Re:Birth
Among the many, many things coming to Netflix this month, new stand-up and comedy are high on the list. British comic Russell Brand kicked things off this week with his latest special Re:Birth, in which the Ballers and Forgetting Sarah Marshall star mixes his penchant for egotistically-driven, cerebral comedy with new anecdotes about becoming a father. If you’re a fan of Brand’s previous specials, films and television work, then Re:Birth is just the thing for you.