Russell Brand: 'Community service isn't a punishment for me'
Published Jul 30 2012, 14:45 BST | By Justin Harp Russell Brand
has said that he considers community service an "honour".
The comedian was ordered last week to pay $500 and complete 20 hours of community service as his sentence for criminally damaging a paparazzo's phone
in New Orleans.
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Brand has now told WENN
that he views the sentence as a chance to help those in need.
"I don't know what their format of community service is, but community service, that doesn't seem like a punishment. That seems like a duty," he explained.
Brand continued: "We are our community. Service is an honour. I'll be happy to do it."
The Brand X
host was also quizzed on the exact kind of community service he will take part in.
"What will I be doing? I don't know. Tidying up or something probably," he quipped.
His series Brand X
was recently renewed along with the critically acclaimed Louie
by FX.Brand X
airs Thursdays at 11pm ET on FX.