Ouch! Russell Brand reportedly didn't play nicely when discussing ex-wife Katy Perry at a recent stand-up routine. The comedian allegedly poked fun at his sex life with the pop singer, joking that he would think about other people while they did the deed.
The funnyman performed a small warm-up gig at London's Soho Theatre on July 31, according to the San Francisco Gate, as a set-up for his Messiah Complex world tour. During the show, he allegedly joked about sex with Perry, whom he married in 2010 and split from the following year.
“When I got divorced, I considered becoming a monk," he purportedly said. "When you’re a monk, you’re not allowed to have sex with anyone. When you’re married, it’s one person. That’s one more than a monk. It’s not that different. I’d be having sex thinking, ‘Think of anyone, anyone else.'"
The London Evening Standard's comedy writer, Bruce Dessau, confirmed that the comic joked about feeling so "lost" after his split from Perry that he considered embracing monkhood.
A rep for Brand could not be immediately reached for comment.
In June, Brand spoke with Esquire UK about the challenges of marriage, saying he and his ex both had "a lot of options." Despite that, he insists he was always monogamous.
"It's a hard-core thing, monogamy," he told HuffPost Live that same month. "It's a hard-core principle. But beautiful, and to be recommended. And if you make a commitment to it, you've got to do it. When I was married, monogamy straight down the middle. You can't mess around with that stuff."
As for Perry, the 28-year-old recently told Elle UK she has been with some "challenging" men. Brand, who apparently dumped the "Teenage Dream" singer via text message, likely falls under this category.