Russell Brand Continues to Offer Proof That He Is Our Lenny Bruce
This is equal parts wonderful and horrific. Russell Brand was recently a guest on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to promote his new tour Messiah Complex. The hosts are so utterly, utterly incapable of doing their job that Russell Brand successfully wrestles the program from them and within seconds produces a better and more intelligent show.
What is truly amazing in this clip is the complete lack of respect the hosts show their guest. Brand articulately describes the premise of his tour and the hosts have a chat about him and his wacky accent. He talks about what he enjoys about stand up and they have another chat about his wacky accent and his clothes. Maybe it’s the producer’s fault, I don’t know. From top to bottom the interview is a shambles and Brand endures being spoken to in the third person for five full minutes before intellectually wiping the floor with them. All with a smile on face.
I seriously love the man.