What’s with the BBC and Russell Brand? Ah the 1960s agitprop

Two interviews in fairly quick succession on the flagship current affairs programme, Newsnight. What had he to contribute? Reports suggest that both sessions could only be described as pathetic.

Then Question Time, which the BBC had trailed as being Brand vs. Farage (the other panellists must have been well-pleased with that billing!)

Presumably, QT is aimed at a serious and intelligent audience. On neither count does Brand qualify. He has the political nous of a thick 12-year old.

  • DD_Austin

    Just part of the latest progressive fad
    Leftist was so yesterday, now leftist and a being a pervert is a must

  • tom_billesley

    I see the little nazi is practising his goosestep.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Why is this idiot, who’s only claim to fame was banging a chanteuse, paid any attention at all?

    • Barrington Minge

      In reality no one pays him much attention, hence his “look at me” posturing

  • Destroyer-Drone

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:

    Russell Brand is Che Guevara with a TV career.

  • focstay

    Che Guevara pic in the background was substituted for Adolph. Russel Brand grates on me. I don’t get why he is a celebrity.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    The first time I saw Russell Brand was when he played the popstar in the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
    It was spot on.
    And now it reinforces my belief that some people are cast in roles because they are what they seem to be.
    Glenn Close played a nutcase too well.
    Michael Douglas plays a prick too well.
    As does Alec Baldwin.
    Christian Bale plays an American Psycho too well.
    And they play it too well because that is what they really are.

  • AlanUK

    Interesting article in today’s Telegraph about Russell Brand:


    • Petrilla

      not to mention stupid and unfunny.

      • AlanUK

        Totally agree with “unfunny”
        “Stupid”? Depends on your definition. Anyone with low IQ would never have got where he is and with the money he appears to have.
        Crass, crude, manipulative and other descriptions – definitely. And I suspect he might not mind being called those things. Probably good for ratings as well.

  • ntt1

    Brits have taken to calling russel brand “Fey Guevara”. apparently his accent is an assumed too, one like obama’s slide into borderline ebonics when he addresses the plantation. Brand is a complete phony ,a very rich man pretending to fight for the little guy Jimmy Saville did that too with the same degree of hypocrisy. but Seville ‘s goal is now known , Brands will take a bit longer.