Russell Brand 'Doesn't Hold on to Anything Negative'

03/30/2012 at 06:50 PM EDT

Russell Brand, Katy Perry Divorce: Says He Don't Have 'Negative' Feelings
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Russell Brand is returning to his roots: bachelorhood and standup comedy.

"I'm doing well," Brand, whose marriage to Katy Perry ended in December, after 14 months, tells PEOPLE.

Waxing philosophical about life, the British comedian, 36, suggests there was no reason he shouldn't be well. "You don't need to brush it off if you don’t get it on you in the first place," he says, not specifically defining what "it" is.

But, he insists, "I don't have to let anything go. I don't hold on to anything negative. It's the same as zero-ness."



Asked if that's part of his yoga philosophy, Brand replies, "I like Kundalini yoga" – which heavily relies on physical and spiritual intuition.

"It's not about letting it go," he says. "You can't let go of something you don't hold, you know. It's meaningless, [and] much of our world is predicated on meaninglessness. And I don't do that anymore."

As for his upcoming late-night show, which is due later this year on FX, he says: "It's a standup comedy show, and we'll talk about current affairs and analyze and deconstruct the media of the day and approach news from a humanitarian and spiritual angle, whilst keeping it simultaneously and continuously humorous."

It will be Brand's first major foray into American TV, though he's done guest spots and hosting gigs.

Two weeks ago, Brand also made news when he was arrested in New Orleans for allegedly grabbing a photographer's iPhone and tossing it.

That, too, he says, is "meaningless to me. It's like it never happened. It's meaningless."

And reports that he's had a "Katy Perry" tattoo removed? "Nope," he says. "Never had a tattoo removed. Never happened."

Reporting by CHARLOTTE TRIGGS

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