The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star flew into the country on Saturday (01Oct11) 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 Canada.
Brand shared his experience with fans in a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, writing, “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 5000 Canadians!”
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.”
Brand was deported from Japan back in May (11) because of his previous drug convictions.