Well played Russel Brand: Morning Joe Wake-up-Call
Currently going viral on the internet is this very interesting conversation between Russel Brand (promoting his Messiah Complex Tour) and the talk show hosts from Morning Joe in the U.S.
It doesn’t take long to realise the English comedian is being belittled by the morning show presenters, however it was fabulous to see the tables turn as the hosts’ biggest mistake was not only disregard Russel Brand like a human being, but also underestimate his intelligence and wit to battle back.
It was very rude of hosts to be talking about their guest in third person, as if he were some show-and-tell puppet bought in purely to boost their ratings without much research conducted into the tv personality. “You are talking about me as if I’m not here, and as if I’m an extraterrestrial,” Brand objected. “You know that I’m from a country that is near to you..”
As the segment just gets more and more humiliating for The Morning Joe presenters, I found the icing on the cake was when Brand just takes over the show, expressing deep concern for America as a nation with the following reply:
“What is it, you convey news to the people of America? People of America, we’re going to be OK! Everything’s alright! These are your trusted anchors.”
I’m bet Brand bagged a whole lot more publicity for his upcoming tour than expected after appearing on this (terrible) talk show.