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Forget The Greek. Somebody get Russell Brand to the barber!
That's according to audience members who turned up at a U.K. comedy show at London's Royal Albert Hall Wednesday and demanded the funnyman cut his long locks to help raise money benefiting the Teenage Cancer Trust.
According to the Daily Mirror, for the finale, Brand called a student in the packed crowd up and got to work spontaneously cutting his helmet haircut to give the kid an Edward Scissorhands-inspired goth makeover. What he didn't count on was receiving catcalls from many in attendance who expressed shock and wanted him to shed his own shaggy mane.
"Cut your own hair, Russell," the newspaper quoted one heckler as shouting.
"Listen, mate, I've been stabbed and f--ked up at gigs and I wouldn't even cut my hair for that," replied Brand, briefly caught off guard by the jeering.
To make matters even more embarrassing for the 37-year-old comic, a touching video had just played beforehand showing a cancer-stricken teenager currently in remission talking about how the Trust had helped him.
Even with people saying they'd donate more money if he did trim his locks, Brand stood his ground and disappointed the crowd.
But the howling was par for the course for what was reportedly a pretty rollicking night. Also turning out was Oasis member Noel Gallagher and The Who's Roger Daltrey.