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Russell Brand is Variety's Power of Comedy Honoree

Comedian Russell Brand is set to be honored at Variety's kickoff "Power of Comedy" event, to be held December 4th in Los Angeles.

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The event, to take place at the Nokia Theatre, will feature stand-up comedy from Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Bob Saget, Patton Oswalt, B.J. Novak, Nick Kroll and Brandon T. Jackson. Proceeds will benefit the Noreen Fraser Foundation, which supports women's cancer research.

"With a night full of laughs, and a truly deserving cause at the core, we hope to raise awareness and empower fans to get involved and support much-needed funding for women's cancer research," said Variety Associate Publisher Michelle Sobrino.