Russell Brand made an off-color joke about his sex life with ex-wife Katy Perry during a recent stand-up routine at a show in London.
Speaking at a warm-up gig for his Messiah Complex tour at the Soho Theater on July 31, the funny-man joked that after his divorce he considered becoming a monk.
"When you're a monk, you're not allowed to have sex with anyone," Brand reportedly said. "When you're married, it's one person. That's one more than a monk. It's not that different."
To the 38-year-old comedian being married to one person is apparently no different than being celibate. He went on to quip that he would often have to fantasize about other women.
"I'd be having sex thinking, 'think of anyone, anyone else.'"
Brand ended his marriage to Perry, 28, in December of 2011. In a recent interview with Vogue magazine, the "Firework" singer revealed that the comedian sent her a text message on New Year's Eve asking for a divorce.
The break-up, in which Perry is on a worldwide music tour and receives the message as she’s about to perform, is shown in a teary scene during her 2012 documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me.”
The pop star, who has since moved on to a relationship with musician John Mayer, confessed to Vogue that she always found Brand's sense of humor attractive, but didn't appreciate being a punch line for his stand-up shows.
"He started making jokes about me and he didn't know I was in the audience," she recalled, of a time that she surprised Brand at one of his shows.