There are several ways a stand-up comic can handle a heckler who has decided to make himself the center of attention by yelling asinine things at the stage: with anger, by ignoring him, or maybe by keeping an arsenal of tomatoes on the stage for a bit of reverse-pummeling. But Russell Brand dealt with his own heckler in the best way possible, using wit to both destroy the rowdy audience member and to make himself look all the funnier for it.

But why, exactly, would somehow choose Gandhi as the target of his wrath? That will remain a mystery on par with why Russell Brand is wearing those wooden beads.

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Liana Maeby grew up in Los Angeles and it has made her just as terrible as you'd expect. A graduate of USC's film school, she previously worked as an editor for, and has written for publications like Interview and The Village Voice. Her first book, a satirical work entitled "Earl Can Hurl (You Can Hurl Too)" written when she was eight, remains unpublished.