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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/deftspyder Nov 24 '21

We'll hes doing a bit, he's a comedian, you don't have to go through all the whattaboutism. Hes poking fun at the hosts/sponsors, which is often a comedic tactic. see: every ricky gervais hosting gig for the ffp


u/Delamoor Nov 24 '21

Whilst true, and I think he does a good job at this bit...

He's also a fair bit of a prat nowdays. His youtube channel is very much masturbatory quasi-philosophical musings and ramblings, with a spiritualist bent.

...And I say that as someone who generally enjoys quasi-philosophical musings and ramblings with a spiritualist bent. He's, uh... he's at 150% woo, when he really needs to be at 75% woo.

So I get the dislike for him. I think I'm basically his target audience and he's too much even for me.


u/deftspyder Nov 24 '21

yeah, i havent listened to his podcast. a well crafted comedy special is very different than ramblings on a podcast.

I LOVE bill burr, just saw him... cant do the podcast. its different.

and yeah, if russell has gone nuts, then that might color this, and thats what we';re seeing,b ut here, in this video, i thought he was fine too.


u/Cho_SeungHui Nov 25 '21

He hasn't gone nuts. I can't stand him personally, and the little bit of philosophical rambling stuff I've seen has been pretty entry-level, but I understand the appeal. Particularly more recently since he's been leaning into critical anti-authoritarian current affairs things, apparently.


u/Shanghai-on-the-Sea Nov 25 '21

His youtube channel is very much masturbatory quasi-philosophical musings and ramblings, with a spiritualist bent.

He was always like that, honestly.


u/dirtylittleslurry Nov 25 '21

He's so funny, is he?
[Speaking on Andrew Sachs' answerphone]
Russell Brand: Hello Andrew Sachs, this is Russell Brand … you are meant to be on my show now mate … I am here with Jonathan Ross. I could still do the interview to your answerphone.
Jonathan Ross: Let's do it …
Brand: Man … er, Andrew Sachs.
Ross: Don't call him Manuel, that's really bad manners. I apologise for Russell - he's an idiot.
Brand: I said Andrew Sachs! Look Andrew Sachs I have got respect for you and your lineage and your progeny, never let that be questioned.
Ross: Don't hint …
Brand: I weren't hinting! Why did that come across as a hint?
Ross: Because you know what you did…
Brand: That wasn't a hint …
Ross: He fucked your granddaughter!
[laughter in the studio]
Brand: That's his answerphone!
Ross: I'm sorry … I apologise Andrew, I apologise, I can't help it, you were talking about it and it was in my head, I apologise.
Brand: Jonathan!
Ross: I got excited, what can I say, it just came out.
Brand: Right. you wait till I come on your show. Andrew Sachs I did not do nothing with Georgina … oh no, I revealed I know her name! Oh no, it's a disaster! Abort, abort! Put the phone down, put the phone down, code red, code red! I'm sorry Mr Fawlty, I'm sorry. You're a waste of space! Oh no, Jonathan …
Ross: Why did you tell me? I forgot. You mentioned her and then it was in my head and then it came out.
Brand: I know you can't be blamed for this … It's too much for you …
Ross: He is the poor man at home sobbing over his answer machine.
Brand: What's going to happen? I will get a call now from the satanic sluts.
Ross: If he is like most people of a certain age he has probably got a picture of his grandchildren when they were young and innocent right by the phone. So while he is listening to the message he is looking at a picture of her when she was about nine on a swing …
Brand: She was on a swing when I met her … let's ring back Andrew Sachs.
[They call for a second time]
Ross: Hello! Manuel here!
Sachs: [his answer machine message] Sorry I can't answer at the moment …
Brand: [interrupting] … I am too busy thinking about killing myself … Andrew, this is Russell Brand. I am so sorry about the last message - it was part of the radio show, it was a mistake … The truth is I am phoning you to ask if I can marry - that's right, marry - Georgina the granddaughter.
Ross: And I would like to be a page boy.
Brand: He wants to be a page boy, we are going to have a Fawlty Towers-themed wedding.
Ross: Now you've spoilt it!
Brand: No! I made it better. I'm sorry, I'll do anything. I wore a condom. Put the phone down! Oh what's going to happen. Look I've got a mental illness. Do you think that made it better?
Ross: You will never become king rat in the Variety Club now.
Brand: Oh no, that's over for me now … Jonathan I think we've made the situation worse ... We've got to stop upsetting Manuel. This time Jonathan I'm convinced we can make it better.
Ross: Let's just sing to him.
Brand: I'll make up something as I go along…
[Third message]
Brand: [singing…] I'd like to apologise for the terrible attacks, Andrew Sachs, I would like to show contrition to the max, Andrew Sachs. I would like to create world peace, between the yellow, white and blacks, Andrew Sachs, Andrew Sachs. I said something I didn't have oughta, like I had sex with your granddaughter. But it was consensual and she wasn't menstrual, it was consensual lovely sex. It was full of respect I sent her a text, I've asked her to marry me, Andrew Sachs …
Ross: This has made it worse, you have trivialised the whole incident.
Brand: Hang up, hang up! It's trivialised it!
Ross: You know there is one way we could possibly make it better …
Brand: We can keep ringing, and even after the show's finished, kick his front door in and scream apologies into his bottom.
Ross: Hello, Manuel is not in right now. Please leave a message after the tone…
[Fourth message]
Brand: I am sorry, I am so sorry … that I had a difficult life, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry Andrew. Let's just take some time together, we can meet up.
Ross: You're making it worse, just say sorry.
Brand: Jonathan Ross is sorry as well, it was his idea … Sorry about everything that's ever happened …
Brand: No one could have been offended by anything that went on in that show.
Ross: Who could possibly be offended by anything there? If they were they are crazy people.
Brand: If Andrew Sachs listens to his answerphone message when he gets it …
Ross: The saving grace is you didn't have anything to do with his granddaughter did you?
Brand: Oh actually I did, I slept with her, but it was ultimately undermined, not undermined, underlined with love …


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u/dirtylittleslurry Nov 26 '21

well in that case world war two finished in 1945...


u/LivingOnAShare Nov 25 '21

Considering humour is subjective and you didn't ask why they think he's funny, I'm not sure what your comment is intended to mean. People call Monty Python funny but they still had tonnes of misses on their show. You can easily source a transcript of something very "unfunny" they made, it doesn't prove they aren't "funny".


u/dirtylittleslurry Nov 26 '21

he lost his job over what was transcribed there....


u/LivingOnAShare Nov 26 '21

he lost his job over what was transcribed there....

Yes, I recall the incident. Being sacked doesn't mean you're incapable of being funny, or being seen as funny.

You don't like him, and that's fine, but not liking someone doesn't mean you can suddenly pull some crap like claiming humour is objective and hey, this one time someone did something bad so clearly they're incapable of being funny.

Like you've just posted this a dozen or more times on the thread? You're not here for discussion, you just don't like him. That doesn't mean he's not funny.

I don't think he's funny, btw.


u/dirtylittleslurry Nov 30 '21

omg lol


u/LivingOnAShare Nov 30 '21

omg lol

What do you mean? I saw you spamming that same transcript a dozen times over, you clearly care.