Controversial British comedian and movie star Russell Brand has been chosen to be the face of the HP TouchPad in a rib-tickling video advert.

Brand, who was famously slated by the UK press for his part in the Sachs-gate scandle is 2008, takes us through HP's slate in his own inimitable way.

The dandy fop claims that he needs things to be simple, like the HP TouchPad. However, anybody who listened to his radio show (or podcast) before his famed resignation three years ago will know that he's far from simple in the clothing or interior design department... Even favouring black toilet paper.

Maybe that's the real reason he prefers the HP TouchPad... That it's black, not because he can use it to wipe his... You know what we mean.

Thanks to Isaac