Russel Brand's brilliant -BRAND X-

transit grinder

Baglin' with the Sex
#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
#2
Sarcasm doesn't translate to message boards well. Oh, and Thursday is the 12th.
 

LiddyRules

I Think I'll Eat An Apple
#4
Sarcasm doesn't translate to message boards well. Oh, and Thursday is the 12th.
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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**
#5
Russel who? "whaa"

Brand X sounds like a generic name for boredom.
 

transit grinder

Baglin' with the Sex
#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.
#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

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#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.
 
#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
#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
#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.
 
#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
#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 Think I'll Eat An Apple
#16
The second time I watched the second episode, I laughed like Rich Evans watching Flyin' Ryan.
 

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
#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 Think I'll Eat An Apple
#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 Think I'll Eat An Apple
#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.

 
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