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Buckle up, parliament, you're in for a revolutionary ride.

Russell Brand will be guest-editing the Oct. 24 edition of British political magazine The New Statesman, featuring a cover by Shepard Fairey, essays by the likes of Alec Baldwin and Noel Gallagher and surely the verbose comedian's rapier wit.

His issue will center around the theme of revolution, according to the mag.

"I am honored to be editing an issue of the New Statesman," Brand said in a statement. "My first act is to edit the name of the magazine to the Nude Statesman, which will allay fears that this populist move will descend into puerility."

And if anyone's concerned that Brand's brand of expertise doesn't extend itself to the world of Tories and Labour, fear not.

"This issue will either recapture the glory of J.B. Priestley's piece which created the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, or plunge the title into despair not seen since it alleged that John Major was giving Downing Street's caterer an unconventional bonus," he added, name-checking the famed novelist and former prime minister in one fell swoop.

"I am also suggesting a ‘Man of the Year' award ceremony and am looking for sponsors with a spotless past. No time-wasters please," he added.

Some of Brand's more recent bonafides include appearances on the BBC's Question Time and The Andrew Marr Show, and the Messiah Complex comedian was one of many British celebs who had plenty to say about Margaret Thatcher following her death in April.

"We're delighted to be working with someone as entertaining, inquisitive and provocative as Russell Brand on this special issue of the New Statesman, said deputy editor Helen Lewis. "With contributors ranging from Judd Apatow to Naomi Klein, the edition will be witty, intelligent and surprising. I mean, looks-wise, he's no Ken Livingstone, but you can't have everything."

Ah, Labour humour.

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