Funnyman Russell Brand has admitted that he seriously considered becoming a monk after divorcing Katy Perry.

The 38-year-old comedian, who was married to the Firework singer for 14 months until December 2011, explained that he seriously considered joining the religious order.

Speaking at a warm-up gig for his Messiah Complex tour at the Soho Theatre in London's West End on Wednesday (31.07.13), he said: ''When I got divorced, I considered becoming a monk.

''When you're married, it's one person. That's one more than a monk. It's not that different."

The Get Him to the Greek star also told of a night out he went on with his teenage heroes, former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher and The Smiths' singer Morrissey, adding: ''They took the **** out of me all night. As they got more drunk, as a non-drinker I was able to just look at them and think, 'You *****.' ''