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View Diary: Russel Brand Ruins Morning Joe (not on purpose) (235 comments)

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  •  Yes, this is what he does (3+ / 0-)
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    avsp, MeToo, mumtaznepal

    Brandt is lightly socialist and seriously psychoanalytic and heavily Lenny Bruced, but, like the great Lenny Bruce, it's honest: it comes from his own life and personality. It's not an act. Therefore, he does psychological archeology on his detractors, which freaks most of them out, and is willing to go straight to squirm humor, if necessary, to unearth a taboo that doesn't have a purpose.

    His show, "Brand X," is. . . up and down. He's weakest when he tries to be a Mort Saul, and he's strongest when he's attacking a human taboo. Even when he's wrong, he's tenacious. If Sacha Baron Cohen were sincere and addressing things that personally harmed him, he'd be closer to Brandt.

    Everyone's innocent of some crime.

    by The Geogre on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 04:38:39 AM PDT

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