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By Lydia Richardson On January 14, 2014

Russell Brand Tells Cambridge Students To 'Shut Up You Harry Potter P**fs', Talks About Running For Prime Minister

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Comedian Russell Brand caused a stir last night as he spoke at Cambridge University to a captive audience of students, referring to them as "Harry Potter p**fs" and encouraging them to engage with politics.

Russell Brand is on a mission to revolutionize the masses and on his way he made a pit stop at Cambridge University to chat with the students about everything from Harry Styles and Topshop to the Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi.

Over 1,300 people turned up to the Union to listen to Russell's chatter, with hundreds reportedly being asked to leave after the venue reached full capacity.

Controversial comic Russell Brand is at it again (FameFlynet)

At one point, Russell reportedly called members of the Union "Harry Potter p**fs” and told them to “shut up”.

Even though the comic was joking, the Cambridge Univeristy Student Union LGBT rep Charlie Bell told the uni's paper Varsity: "It was a bit of a shock to hear that the word p**f is considered an appropriate term to level as an insult, especially by someone like Brand, who models himself as the very model of a modern liberal... he should apologise unreservedly and immediately."

The homophobic slur didn't seem to upset the students at the time, with cheers and laughter when Russell made the outlandish remark.

The main issue of the night was dedicated to Russ' political mission. The 38-year-old told the captive audience: "Revolution is coming. It's happening instantaneously. It's happening now! It has to be peaceful - occasionally I get into all that violent s**t and the romanticisation of revolution because I hate the power structure but that just wouldn't work.

"We need to make it sexy - make it fun, make it enjoyable, make it a part of your identity."

Russell outside Radio 1 Studios last week (FameFlynet)

With the rousing rhetoric of the best politicians, Brand told the students: "Use this education that you are receiving to bring about ideas that can benefit not just you but all of us."

So will there ever be a prime minister Russell Brand at 10 Downing Street?

Well, the wild haired comedian didn't give a firm answer either way.

When Brand was asked if he would consider running for a political position, the comic answered: “Why do I have to run? I’ll saunter to office... Let’s see shall we."

Before he quickly added: “Before we turn 'let’s never vote', to 'let’s vote for me' we need to know exactly what it is that we’re voting for."

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