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Russell Brand is a father for the first time!

Reports out of the United Kingdom indicate that Russell made the announcement on Nov. 6 during a performance at the Nottingham Playhouse.

A fan at the show, Daniel Crann, told The Mirror, "[Russell] was conscious of the clock and made sure he was off stage by just approaching 9pm as he 'needed to get down the f------ M21 as my girlfriend has just had a baby.'"

The comedian didn't reveal the gender of the baby.

Fans at this show immediately began tweeting out their congratulations to the funny man and his fiance, Laura Gallacher.

In May, it was reported that Russell and Laura were expecting. Laura's mother confirmed the news at the time, telling the Daily Mail, "Of course it's positive and we are very happy."

A month later, Russell himself confirmed the news on Instagram, posting a photo of himself reading a book called "The Expectant Dad's Handbook."

"Right then. My Mum bought me this. Time to get ready! #trewlit #bookstagram #parenting," he wrote of the image.

During an interview several weeks ago with the Evening Standard magazine, Russell said he was thrilled to become a dad.

"I feel lit up by the idea. I'm very excited about becoming a dad and I'm preparing myself," he said. "I am just getting ready to be with a new little person and see what it is they want."

Neither Russell nor his fiance knew the gender of the baby in advance.

"I might never find out," he joked to ES. "I may never look."

The one-time ladies man also spoke about how his life has changed over the years, saying that he is "enjoying monogamy" after so many years of being a lothario.

Of his then-impending fatherhood, he joked, "One of them sperm finally made it, after I'd released so many, so abundantly, indiscriminate. Who knows who could have been born, which geniuses have been squandered."

"Some of that is because I'm in a monogamous relationship now so I'm a lot calmer," he said. "I like it as a matter of fact. I live a quiet rural life now out in the country… this animal husbandry and this new venture I think will soon put me back on top."