Russell Brand — South Africa Banned Me!

Breaking News 1115-russell-brand-tmzRussell Brand won”t be tickling the funny bone of South Africans anytime soon … “cause the comedian just learned he”s not allowed in the country.

Brand tweeted about the ban today saying his people thought things had been worked out with S.A. officials … but when Russell landed, airport staff said he couldn”t stay.

It”s unclear why he”s not allowed in South Africa … but the “Get Him to the Greek” star claimed the same thing happened to him back in “11.

Maybe they had a problem with “African Child