Russel Brand's brilliant -BRAND X-

transit grinder

Baglin' with the Sex
Apr 16, 2008
9,938
180
243
Tennessee
#1
I wanted to ascend the mountain and plant a stand alone flag for this hallmark of Britamerican television. Never before has such a marble-mouthed visionary taken to the stage to spear and lampoon the most outrageous topics society finds itself beset by in 2012 - the Dalai Lama, puppy semen, toddler ****, the burning of dollar bills, and late-in-life circumcision. It's imperative we have a standalone topic for this great show.

A new episode will be premiering tomorrow (Thursday, July 12th) night. I hope for there to be much discussion on both episodes past and episodes future within the walls of this holy shrine to one of the funniest guys working today.
 

Hudson

Supreme Champion!!!!!
Donator
Jan 14, 2002
32,840
4,566
898
Land of misfit toys
#2
Sarcasm doesn't translate to message boards well. Oh, and Thursday is the 12th.
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
142,352
50,206
644
#4
Sarcasm doesn't translate to message boards well. Oh, and Thursday is the 12th.
[yt]-LAkd0hS1LE[/yt]

Check out the what are you watching thread. There are pages dedicated exclusively to the discussing the many details of the show. It's incredible.
 

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
Sep 15, 2004
46,789
6,917
763
F.U.B.A.R
#5
Russel who? "whaa"

Brand X sounds like a generic name for boredom.
 

transit grinder

Baglin' with the Sex
Apr 16, 2008
9,938
180
243
Tennessee
#6
Sarcasm doesn't translate to message boards well. Oh, and Thursday is the 12th.
Shit, for some reason I just glanced at my computer clock and threw today's date on there. Thanks for the correction!
 

Yesterdays Hero

She's better than you, Smirkalicious.
Jan 25, 2007
16,522
3,967
571
Canada. Land of the Fat.
#7
Russel who? "whaa"

Brand X sounds like a generic name for boredom.
Think he was the guy that was fucking Katy Perry. If so, he's an incomparable idiot. How you could let a piece of ass the likes of Ms.Christian-Singer-Turned-Slutty-Persona is beyond me.
 

Neon

ネオン
Donator
Mar 23, 2008
51,820
18,545
513
Kingdom of Charis
#8
Think he was the guy that was fucking Katy Perry. If so, he's an incomparable idiot. How you could let a piece of ass the likes of Ms.Christian-Singer-Turned-Slutty-Persona is beyond me.
They were married and she kicked him to the curb. Kevin Smith tells a story about meeting Russell Brand and how he couldn't shut up about how in love he was with her. I think the feeling was less than mutual.
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
142,352
50,206
644
#10
Is it a show that knows it is so bad?
The way I described it after the first episode was that it was like a comedian's own nightmare of himself bombing.
 

Neon

ネオン
Donator
Mar 23, 2008
51,820
18,545
513
Kingdom of Charis
#11
Is it a show that knows it is so bad?
I doubt it. It kinda reminds me of Exit Through the Gift Shop. Both were made by people who are so pompous and oblivious that they didn't realize they made a movie/show about how pompous and oblivious they are. It's like you're in on the joke but they aren't.
 

transit grinder

Baglin' with the Sex
Apr 16, 2008
9,938
180
243
Tennessee
#12
Is it a show that knows it is so bad?
I think I can honestly say it is a show that doesn't know what it is. Russel runs around the stage "tackling" random topics. He has one guy on stage with him, some super straight laced news anchor type AKA Powerpoint Dave. It also appears there are two mice living on the stage that got some screen time last week.

I was thinking - what if we find out tomorrow night the random, unexplained close up on mice while Russel is talking thing is some kind of recurring bit? Does that make it worse-worse or worse-better?
 

transit grinder

Baglin' with the Sex
Apr 16, 2008
9,938
180
243
Tennessee
#13
The way I described it after the first episode was that it was like a comedian's own nightmare of himself bombing.
I'm going to quote this with credit to you in the OP because it really is the most accurate possible description of the show. It should be used for the TV Guide blurb each week.

Or not - the ninety minute time limit on editing has passed.
 

Neon

ネオン
Donator
Mar 23, 2008
51,820
18,545
513
Kingdom of Charis
#14
He's like a cult leader or Tony Robbins but without any charisma. Even the design of everything is supposed to look like communist propaganda or whatever. Ever see the David Allen Grier special "The Book of David"? Kind of a cheap knock off of the way that looked.
 

transit grinder

Baglin' with the Sex
Apr 16, 2008
9,938
180
243
Tennessee
#15
Oh and the most important detail I don't think any of us covered - the audience reactions are probably 80% of the hilariousness. Or should I say, the lack thereof. Even with the sweetening in episode 2 his "work the crowd" bit couldn't be saved. It also couldn't be aborted. It had to just uncomfortably play out to its embarrassing conclusion.
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
142,352
50,206
644
#16
The second time I watched the second episode, I laughed like Rich Evans watching Flyin' Ryan.
 

silentbob8201

Registered User
Jun 29, 2005
7,203
347
513
#17
Flyng' Ryan is a misunderstood masterpiece.
 

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
Sep 15, 2004
46,789
6,917
763
F.U.B.A.R
#18
Think he was the guy that was fucking Katy Perry. If so, he's an incomparable idiot. How you could let a piece of ass the likes of Ms.Christian-Singer-Turned-Slutty-Persona is beyond me.
No Ass to Mouf for her.

She just airbrushes well and can tart it up on cue.
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
142,352
50,206
644
#19
I thought Rose Byrne was pretty sexy as the Katy Perry-esque pop star in Get Him To the Greek. I'd give it to her Greek.
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
142,352
50,206
644
#20
Less than 24 hours!
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
142,352
50,206
644
#21
xx
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
142,352
50,206
644
#22
Less than an hour! But I mean what is an hour anyway? Who invented it? Right? I mean someone came up with a minute, and people were like we're gonna go with that. But why? It's strange, innit it? I mean clocks? Their arms spinnin' about.