Russell Brand on MSNBC talk show

Russell Brand sent three news anchors into a frenzy on American TV when he ridiculed them for getting his name wrong and being ‘superficial’.
The comedian and actor (38) was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe with hosts Mika Brzezinski, Katty Kay and Brian Shactman to promote his new tour, The Messiah Complex.
And after an awkward moment when Mika made light of mental health, Russell was further amazed when Brian said he can’t understand his English accent when Russell is on the radio.

Russell Brand on MSNBC talk show
Russell Brand.

A disgruntled but good-humoured Russell Brand rips the presenters of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to shreds as he lectures them on the importance of good manners.
The comedian and actor appeared on the morning talk show to promote his new world tour, The Messiah Complex.
Things did not get off to a good start, when presenter Mika Brzezinski introduced him, saying – “He’s a really big deal, I’m told this – I’m not very pop culture, I’m sorry.”
Brzezinski and fellow hosts Katty Kay and Brian Shactman continued to talk about Brand in the third person, despite the fact that he was sitting in front of them.
Referring to the comedian’s accent, Shactman said – “When I see him in person, it’s totally fine, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” or the TV show, it’s fine, but on satellite radio in the car, I can’t understand a single joke you say.”
“I think it’s not listening to him, it’s taking it all in” – added Brzezinski.
An incredulous Brand interjected – “You are talking about me as if I’m not here, and as if I’m an extraterrestrial! You shouldn’t say ‘he’ when a person is present, you should refer to the person by their name – that’s basic good manners.”

Meanwhile, his ex-wife Katy Perry has revealed in the new issue of Vogue magazine that Brand (38) was not comfortable with the singer being his equal.
“Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me, saying he was divorcing me on Dec. 31, 2011″ – she told the magazine.
Perry said the British comedian was “hysterical in some ways until he started making jokes about me” when he did not know that she was in the audience at one of his shows.
She told the July issue of “Vogue”: “I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re, like, I can’t handle the equalness. He didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour.
“So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose.”
Perry, who has recently been linked to “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson, said she was no longer seeing singer John Mayer, but added that she was still “madly in love” with the US singer-songwriter.

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