Russell Brand still smarts at the memory of putting a Barbie doll up his bottom during a comedy protest in London.
The funnyman reveals the odd gesture was part of a protest against consumerism and thought a doll would represent the "Oppression of women, the stereotype of femininity, the commercialisation of sexuality", but he admits he didn't think the whole idea through and was just left with a very sore bottom.
Brand tells Playboy magazine, "What I learned from the experience, at least in hindsight, is that if you're going to make a satirical point involving putting things in your rectum, be selective. Don't take requests from the audience.
"I ultimately went with a Barbie doll because of the shape. It goes in easier."