"Judd said, 'I've written this for you.' I could not have been more excited. Segel believes it's been Apatow's mission to prove to everyone that the "Freaks" cast deserved better than first-season cancellation.
In 2014, Brand launched his political-comedy web series The Trews, released a book entitled Revolution, and began work on a documentary about financial inequality with Michael Winterbottom.
"He has a hilarious neediness about him that has always made me laugh," the producer says.
"He's a fun actor to watch because he's the guy who thinks he's hiding his emotions, but they're so obvious.
Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian and later becoming an MTV presenter, Brand first achieved notoriety in 2004 as the host of Big Brother's Big Mouth, a Big Brother spin-off.
In 2007, he had his first major film role in St Trinian's, and the following year he landed a major role in the romantic comedy-drama Forgetting Sarah Marshall; the film led to him starring in a spin off, the rock comedy Get Him to the Greek, alongside Jonah Hill in 2010.
MUCH like the hero of the new comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" -- who is merrily undressed at home and expecting an entirely different purpose for his girlfriend's visit than her dumping him -- actor-screenwriter Jason Segel endured his own Naked Breakup.