Russell Brand takes on Icons, corporations, commercial exploitation, cult of personality, celebrity worship, sex, drugs and his own hypocrisy in a hilarious and scathing performance filmed live at London's Historic Hammersmith Apollo.
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I'm a fan of Russell's past work. I think ponderland is one of the funniest TV shows of all time, he was unhinged in BBBM and his radio shows were comedy genius.
I was expecting he'd deliver something at the same level with Brand X, however the show fails miserably. It's just not funny, too much of the corporate tag on it. It feels to me like Brand hasn't exerted his own zany style on the show and instead has conformed to what the network wants. I'm very disappointed.
If Russell ever reads this here's a message: you've lost your mojo man, don't tow the line with the corporate moneymakers, come back to the UK and try and recapture that zest you had from 10 years ago.
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