LOS ANGELES - Irreverent comedian Russell Brand has signed up for a new late night TV comedy show on the FX network, starting later this year, FX said on Monday.

The brash “Get Him to the Greek” star, who last month split with singer Katy Perry after 14 months of marriage, will give US audiences his take on politics, news and pop culture in a six episode show shot before a live audience.

The as yet untitled venture is Brand’s foray into US television following movie roles in Hollywood comedies “Arthur” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Brand, 36, began his career as a stand-up comic in Britain and went on to prove a lively if controversial voice on British radio and television.

He hosted a short-lived UK talk show in 2006 and was forced to resign as a BBC radio host in 2008 after making lewd, prank phone calls.

“We’re very excited to add Russell Brand’s bracingly funny, original, and honest voice to the FX comedy line-up,” Nick Grad, original programming chief at FX, said in a statement.