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Russell Brand - now "a Christian" [split topic]

Started by Mr Trumpet, March 03, 2024, 02:02:16 PM

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ajsmith2

The dorky American accent he puts on when quoting his strawmen in EVERY SINGLE ONE of his videos does my head. It's incessant deployment suggests a serious impoverishment of comedic abilities.

SpiderChrist

Quote from: ajsmith2 on May 16, 2024, 09:26:37 AMIt's incessant deployment suggests a serious impoverishment of comedic abilities

My liege

phantom_power

Quote from: somersetchris on May 15, 2024, 07:01:46 PMIf you think stand up is easy and lucrative maybe you should try it? Take your show to Edniburgh, find out how easy and lucrative that is?

Isn't the point that anything is a grift if you are a grifter? The kind of talent required to be a snake oil merchant is not dissimilar to that of a stand-up comedian

Agent Dunham


Beagle 2

Most astonishing thing to come out of all this is a funny Marina Hyde column.

Snrub

Quote from: Mobius on May 15, 2024, 01:59:53 AMi wonder if anyone's tried to get a word out of matt morgan, trevor lock, mr g and co about what they think of brand now.

In terms of Matt - I don't think he's spoken a word about Russell since the Channel 4 doc last year, mainly as he's worried it'll make headlines. I unsubbed from his patreon a few months back as it was making me sad tbh so that might have changed but I doubt it. Which is a shame as I would pay genuinely good money to hear his honest opinion now but totally understand why he won't.

It was clear they'd drifted apart and hadn't spoken in a long time even before that, maybe even fallen out. My suspicion is he thinks Russell has been on the grift for a while, doesn't approve, but never wanted to comment on it publicly and said (prior to the rape allegations) it would be difficult for him to get Russell on his podcast these days.

Trevor was always an odd one, and I don't think has really commented on Russell since he left the show in 2007 - I think his life has taken a few strange turns since then but can't quite remember the details so don't want to post something untrue.

Ferris

You are all just jealous of his newfound faith which is entirely genuine.

Agent Dunham

He has faith in his ability to genuinely dupe his right wing following. After all, they genuinely believe Donald Trump is the 2nd Coming.

ajsmith2

Look at this daftie soft soaping Ron DeSantis 9 months ago when it looked like there was a possibility that's where his viewership would be migrating to in 2024.


thenoise

Quote from: somersetchris on May 15, 2024, 07:01:46 PMIf you think stand up is easy and lucrative maybe you should try it? Take your show to Edniburgh, find out how easy and lucrative that is?

How about a TV presenter tossing off an hour of trad gags and sexism in their tried and tested onscreen persona on a cash-in mini tour followed by a cash-in dvd release in time to be in the supermarkets for Christmas? (20 years ago)

Mobius

He used to just read the local paper on stage sometimes didn't he?

I remember reading he'd have an "intermission" during his shows and women would queue up to give him a cuddle

Agent Dunham


BritishHobo

A long journey from "don't vote" to "do vote, for a wealthy convicted felon who is pathologically dishonest and self-interested". Fight the power, Russ.

Agent Dunham


jobotic

Pure grift. Fuck the world and everyone in it, I want money. And immunity from being a rapist.

wrec

Quote from: Agent Dunham on June 09, 2024, 01:55:07 PM


Obviously Brand should have been fired into the sun decades ago but that Pakman guy seems to just churn out Trump EXPLODES and SLURS HIS WORDS videos for Biden simps. Just different teams in the same miserable game.

Agent Dunham

Yeah, I should have apologised in advance for pushing a David Pakman video. I'm really not a fan, but it had the Brand clip there to see.

But it isn't "all the same" either. It's vitally important that Trump does not win.

Meanwhile Brand rooting for Trump actually puts him on an equal footing with the orange one, as they're both trying to avoid jail sentences, ultimately.

Urinal Cake

Also you can argue Brand is putting a lot more effort to be a Christian to make himself appealing. Though you could argue Trump is just more honest.

Cold Meat Platter

Yeah I think admitting Biden is also a cunt would be a power bitter pill for Pakman to swallow.

gotmilk

This ad in a recent video is one of the brazenly cynical things I've ever seen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C7wBsNXX14&t=191s

"Woke liberal coffee that hates you and your way of life"!

Famous Mortimer

Quote from: gotmilk on June 18, 2024, 09:32:59 PMThis ad in a recent video is one of the brazenly cynical things I've ever seen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C7wBsNXX14&t=191s

"Woke liberal coffee that hates you and your way of life"!
He was trying to make himself look as unpleasant as possible in that thumbnail, surely?

BritishHobo


BritishHobo

Quote1775 coffee is not only the richest, smoothest, and most outstanding brew you'll ever taste, but also not a single dollar from your purchase will ever be donated to the woke political agenda. Think about that the next time a blue-haired barista is taking your order.

Fuck me

amoral

I've always been ambivalent about Brand, but this recent behavior has shown him to be a truly shameless, disgusting human being. How the fuck does he - or any of these anti-woke grifters - live with himself? And if the answer is the money...really?? Is the money really enough of a comfort when you've sold your soul?

Harry Badger

Because he has a serious personality disorder.

checkoutgirl

Quote from: amoral on June 19, 2024, 01:15:20 AMI've always been ambivalent about Brand, but this recent behavior has shown him to be a truly shameless, disgusting human being. How the fuck does he - or any of these anti-woke grifters - live with himself? And if the answer is the money...really?? Is the money really enough of a comfort when you've sold your soul?

It's not just money. Presumably he's thinking the Maga/Republican/Christian nationalist gang are more tolerant of sex offenders, rapists, grifters and paedophiles so might as well throw in with them and see how that goes. And the money is very good. There's a hardcore group of fans who are more likely to give you money the more of a disgrace of a human you are.

As far as I know Brand had some shred of deniability until a couple of years ago but he's been 150% shit your pants and dive in con artist for a while now. There's no two ways about it. He's much like Ben Shapiro now. Or Tony Soprano in the casino on mescaline.

"I get it".

Sonny_Jim

Quote from: Harry Badger on June 19, 2024, 01:20:53 AMBecause he has a serious personality disorder.

This is basically the answer for any Russel Brand question.  I get the feeling that he really doesn't need the money and is just doing this as he loves feeling like the messiah.



These are your people now, Brand.

Snrub

I remember when Brand first did a commercial podcast, he genuinely thought he was too good for the ad-reads so was quite petty and made Matt Morgan read them out (presumably whilst still taking a cut for them) so quite the contrast to see where he's at now.

Not the biggest cog in his fall from grace, granted

Gurke and Hare


Kankurette


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