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When Russell Brand was branded a look-alike

Los Angeles: Comedian Russell Brand decided to play along when a fan recently mistook him for an impersonator of himself.

The `Get Him to the Greek` star, who is set to wed brunette bombshell Katy Perry in October, was recently spotted by an eager fan outside a Los Angeles eatery, who mistook him for a Brand impersonator, National Enquirer magazine reported.

"She rushed up and babbled, `Wow, you look so much like Russell Brand, you could get work as a Russell Brand impersonator`," an onlooker told the magazine.

However, the British funnyman was not fazed and when he realised the fan really hadn`t recognised him, he decided to have a joke and play along.

"Actually, that`s how I support myself." The quirky actor and presenter then grabbed his beard and declared, "This is a wig!"

The eyewitness added that the fan was then shocked when Perry pulled up in her car and the pair sped off. Brand, 35, is reportedly being lined up to host his own radio show in US, with satellite station Sirius Radio said to be offering the star a contract "worth millions of dollars" to hit the airwaves.

"Russell has been itching to get back on radio for a while now. He has been off doing other things but radio still really tickles him,"a source close to Brand, who has hosted several shows on UK radio stations, said.

"Russell`s sidekick Matt Morgan is also keen to get writing and broadcasting again. The Sirius deal is in its infancy but Russell is well up for it. He has been given the hard sell about how they could make him the new Howard Stern," the source added.

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