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Russell Brand doing 'quite well' since Katy Perry split

Russell Brand has put his marriage breakdown behind him to get back to work promoting his new TV show, insisting he is feeling "quite well" after his split from Katy Perry.

The British funnyman filed for divorce from the pop star on 30 December (11), citing "irreconcilable differences" as his reason to end the 14-month union.

Russell Brand flew back to America for the first time since the split last week (ends15Jan12) and he was back at work promoting his new TV show, Strangely Uplifting, at a press event in Pasadena, California over the weekend (14-15Jan12).

When asked about his divorce news, Russell Brand insisted he is doing OK and referenced late author Kurt Vonnegut to describe his current situation.

He told reporters, "(I am) quite well, thank you. Are you asking because of recent events? You are making the mistake of seeing time as linear. The brilliant American author Kurt Vonnegut, he'll tell you that if you imagine reality as experienced simultaneously, events become redundant."

And when asked if he is happy, Russell Brand replied, "Yes, I am."

He went on to talk about his new TV show, adding, "There will be inevitable biographical elements, because you can't speak from anyone's perspective but your own. Unless you bizarrely adapt some sort of avatar... So there will inevitable be my experiences, I will speak from own my perspective.

"I live in this extraordinary country of yours. I'm not from here. It's like the perspective of an alien trying to understand this peculiar time and this peculiar country. What I think, it's a bit like (sci-fi sitcom) Mork and Mindy."