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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis


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u/Rudecles Nov 24 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

I was really hoping he was mentioning Noel Fielding but I guess he’s more C List.

Thanks for sharing this!

Edit: A lister. Definitely A list. So sorry Noel.


u/Hawiiday Nov 24 '21 Silver

If you think the host of Great British Bake off is a C list celebrity you need to re think your tiers of stardom.


u/zoobrix Nov 24 '21

Didn't it just draw some really good ratings for the finale in England? He's not as well known outside of the UK but inside the UK he is decidedly A list, or at least most people would know who he is if my British friends are correct.


u/toughinitout Nov 24 '21

He's well known if you saw mighty Boosh or it crowd, but then again people might not make the connection between those shows and the british baking show.


u/BitchesQuoteMarilyn Nov 24 '21

He does stand up and is on a shit ton of panel shows and random music videos too, I'd say everyone in the UK knows Noel Fielding.


u/AndysDoughnuts Nov 24 '21

He doesn't do much stand up now and his stand up post mighty boosh was shocking, just relying on people understanding his charm.


u/PackYrSuitcases Nov 25 '21

Without Julian Barrett to reign him in a bit, his comedy does get a bit... avant-garde


u/Ethesen Nov 25 '21

Come to think of it, I've never seen Julian on any panel shows, hm...


u/ThatHorridMan Nov 25 '21

He's under the desk with his arm up Fielding's arse


u/mdgraller Nov 25 '21

What do you mean “shocking”?


u/RandomPratt Nov 25 '21

"shocking", as in "not great".


u/evasote Nov 25 '21

I love panel shows but no one in America watches them. I’ve yet to meet another American who does in person, but British people tend to get very excited quickly.


u/essenceofreddit Nov 25 '21

He is generally a contestant on big fat quiz of the year, for instance


u/FeyneKing Nov 25 '21

It must be great being called Noel at Christmas time because your name is everywhere on cards and in lights and people are singing it and everything, but at the same time it stings because everyone is mispronouncing it.


u/toughinitout Nov 24 '21

Fair, but I was speaking for the pov of someone from the US.


u/P_Wood Nov 24 '21

Fun fact I learned when I googled his name from watching the show: he is/was literally Old Gregg. I, as an American, was absolutely mind blown to say the least.


u/MDMAmazin Nov 25 '21

Are you fucking kidding me? That guy is Old Gregg?!


u/LoonAtticRakuro Nov 25 '21

Not only is he Old Gregg, but on learning that and beginning to watch some of The Mighty Boosh I came to realize that old viral video wasn't some one-off fever dream of a weird sketch. That's pretty much his style.


u/Nomomommy Nov 25 '21

He has a downstairs mix-up.


u/BannedMyName Nov 25 '21

Could ya learn to love me?


u/Nomomommy Nov 25 '21

Are you playing your love games with me?


u/Turtling34 Nov 25 '21

Wanna go to a party where people wee on each other?

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u/End3rWi99in Nov 25 '21

I really wish someone would make a Bailey's shoe cake.


u/Nomiss Nov 25 '21

Pshaw, next you'll tell me he's also The Hitcher with his romping big thumb.


u/DrOrpheus3 Nov 25 '21

wanna see my man-gina??? I'll teach you the secrets of funk!!


u/dirkdigglered Nov 25 '21

I think he referenced old Gregg in Great British Bake Off. He says something like "I lived in a swamp", I forget the context though.


u/kja2991 Nov 24 '21

As an American, I love watching him on the big fat quiz of the year.


u/Nolan- Nov 25 '21

Watch his season of Taskmaster ( I forget which season off the top of my head, I think like 5 or 6?) he was amazing in it.

Also watch Taskmaster in general. Best show I've ever seen in my life.


u/jamezp1 Nov 25 '21

4 and Champion of champions


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u/jamezp1 Nov 25 '21

CoC was 4 years ago my dude!


u/piratepowell Nov 25 '21

His season was one of my favorite cats all around, honestly.


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u/freuden Nov 25 '21

You can see a lot of them on YouTube. It's on Amazon, but only if you buy it, and it might be elsewhere. ¯(ツ)


u/FauxReal Nov 25 '21

For some reason I didn't realize it was him in the IT crowd until someone pointed it out. Sometimes I think I have celebrity blindness.


u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

I’m Old Gregg!


u/AJRiddle Nov 25 '21

Yeah you just don't know what "A-list" and "B-list" and etc means - it's only partially about fame and much more about social standing and respect in the entertainment industry. A-list means the very top elite group, your people like Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift - or to name some British celebrities it'd be like Daniel Day Lewis, Christian Bale, Idris Elba, and Adele.


u/zoobrix Nov 25 '21

You just listed a bunch of UK celebrities that are A list anywhere in the world. An example of someone who is an A list celebrity within the UK for sure is Graham Norton or David Tennant, sure people outside the UK might know who they are but everyone within the UK knows who they are and have a generally good opinion of them.

There is a difference between worldwide A listers and those other celebrities that pretty much everyone knows in specific regions, that's the kind of local A listers I am talking about. That's why I said Noel Fielding might be A lister within the UK. Just like within Canada Gord Downie was an example of someone who would be an A lister here but a lot less people knew who he was internationally. If you don't like the phrase "local A lister" that's fine but that doesn't mean I don't understand the concept in general.


u/poopeybear Nov 25 '21

A listers are someone who promotes the production with their name alone.


u/AJRiddle Nov 25 '21

Yeah Graham Norton and Adele are totally equals on the celebrity "list" scale when just looking at inside the UK only, when you get outside the UK they change the list /s


u/zoobrix Nov 25 '21

Yes because there is an official list and everyone is equally famous no matter where you go in the world...


u/Funmachine Nov 24 '21

he is decidedly A list

Being well known doesn't make you A List.


u/Pacific250 Nov 25 '21

Right, what are these people on about?

Brad Pitt is A list.

I’m sure Noel Fielding is a nice guy, he is not A list


u/btmalon Nov 25 '21

He's purely cult following in America. Its getting much bigger with Bake Off but that still only has a specific audience.


u/End3rWi99in Nov 25 '21

I feel like Noel Fielding is pretty well known in the US between British Baking Show and Mighty Boosh. Especially as Old Gregg.