By Lanford Beard
May 10, 2012 at 02:34 PM EDT

Russell Brand will emcee the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, the network announced today. Though it’s the Brit’s first time hosting the Movie Awards, he hosted MTV’s Video Music Awards in 2008 and 2009. Of his new gig, Brand joked, “This MTV Movie Awards will be more impressive than The Avengers, and you won’t have to wait an hour for someone to Hulk out.”

The ceremony airs live at 9 p.m. ET on June 3.

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