I have a running theory that Russell Brand is a comedian women love and men don’t get. That is to say, I really enjoy him, but his newest late night talk show does tend to leave me scratching my head. This morning FX President John Landgraf mentioned they will give BRAND X WITH RUSSELL BRAND another 7 episodes in October, with the intentions for a slow burn learning curve. I’m intrigued but also left wondering why don’t they give him months rather than 7 weeks to get his bearings.
Let’s see what Brand has to say
10:18 AM: BRAND X will likely return for the next 7 episodes after THE LEAGUE and ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA in October
10:19 AM: Russell and I both have super greasy hair. That’s my initial response
10:19 AM: Also! Do we know if Brand’s sidekick Matt is an actual financial guy? Or just an actor?
10:20 AM: Russell is not wearing shoes. I cannot .
10:22 AM: Russell says that all the attention on comedians recently is out of context because some reports forget to mention that they are comedians and therefore here to make jokes
10:23 AM: Creative changes are coming to the show. The show will look more conventional and they will have guests every week. Also says that he got a little “zeal of the newly converted” for talking about the anti establishment
10:25 AM: He is now giving us an Art History lesson about Caravaggio and Renaissance artists who dueled each other
10:26 AM: Russell wonders what are things that are pertinent to people now
10:28 AM: I could get behind Russell having Sophia Grace and Rosie as a guest
10:30 AM: Russell just forgot that he had to do community service in New Orleans “What am I going to do? Tiddying up probably”
10:30 AM: Russell will be back in England for the Olympics, even though he doesn’t really get the importance. But he did love the Opening Ceremony “It was the Queen with James Bond!”
10:33 AM: Says the show has to be a little conventional and not so many flashing lights at the audience. He will keep the feel of the original show but just make it less subliminal
10:35 AM: First part of the show will be monologue, then guest, and then audience interaction. Wants it to be “Daily Show meets Tom Green”
10:36 AM: Someone just asked Russell Brand his stance on Chick Fila. He’s a vegetarian
10:38 AM: “Stories like that racist chicken dispensary”. HECK YES!
10:39 AM: But no information on whether or not Matt Stoller will remain on the show
10:40 AM: Wants Joseph Conrad and Mao but then also Charlie Sheen and all his different personalities.
10:41 AM: “People want to fuck her right? That’s why they tolerate the other stuff, right?” Russell on why people care about Sarah Palin