This evidence that is given to a select committee from Russell Brand was given in April 2012. The context of this is Russell Brand giving evidence to the home affairs select committee into the use of drugs and drug policies. Select Committees are committees that work in both Houses. They check and report on areas ranging from the work of government departments to economic affairs. The results of these inquiries are public and many require a response from the government. Russell Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist. However, in this case he is a witness and providing evidence regarding drugs to a select committee as he used to be a drug addicts. The audience to this hearing of Russell Brand providing evidence to the select committee could be the people interested in policts and politicians. also people who are interested in the use of drugs and would like a bit of an insight. Lastly, maybe some of Russell Brand fans who would want to see him give evidence.