I haven’t liked Russell Brand’s comedy… I just haven’t ever found it very good or creative.
And now- WITHOUT jokes, I just listened and watched him blow away a snarky interviewer for a full 10 minutes with RAPT attention:
“If we can engage that feeling and change things, why wouldn’t we?” Brand crescendoed. “Why is that naive? Why is that not my right because I’m an ‘actor’? I’ve taken the right. I don’t need the right from you. I don’t need the right from anybody. I’m taking it.”