Russell has been announced as the host of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards which will air live from Los Angeles on June 3 at 9 pm.
Jesse Ignjatovic, executive producer of the show, had this to say about Russell:
I think Russell’s the perfect host for this show. He’s a movie star. He’s probably one of the most brilliant stand-ups that I’ve seen in his time, and he’s a rock star.
Whatever we end up creating around him within the show, he brings that danger thing as well. We’d love for the show to live there, where you don’t know how he’s going to react to something in the moment. He’s so sharp and witty and on his game that that’s an exciting place to live.
He has amazing comedic chops. He’s brilliant. He touches all of the areas that I think are important to us. Add to that I think he’s one of the most professional people I’ve worked with in terms of comedians. He’s well-studied and very dedicated to his craft. I think we’re very fortunate that he said ‘yes.’
Well, I kind of think Russell is too good for MTV, but I can’t argue with the rest of those comments!
It’ll be good promotion for Rock of Ages and Brand X as well, both of which come out in June.Tags: brand x, hosting, los angeles, movie awards, mtv, rock of ages, usa