Brand denied entry to Canada

Updated: Oct 03, 2011, 13:57 PM IST

Toronto: British comedian Russell Brand was forced to cancel a show in Canada after he was stopped by customs officials at the airport and denied entry to the country.

Brand flew into Canada Oct 1 ahead of a stand-up gig at the Casino Rama venue in Orillia that night, but he was held up at immigration control and subsequently stopped from entering, reports dailystar.co.uk.

"Help! I`m gonna be late for Casino Rama show unless someone can force Canadian customs officials to let us land in Orillia!... How do you manipulate customs officials? Wasn`t Hitler`s father a customs officer? I`m pretty sure he was... Let me in! I must perform at Casino Rama, Orillia tonight at 9 for 5,000 Canadians," the 36-year-old posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

He later confirmed he had been forced to axe the show after he was denied entry, adding, "Tonight`s Casino Rama show postponed. I`m sorry. I can`t enter Canada. We must abolish the borders between our nations and our minds."

He did not mention the reason why he was stopped.

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