Yesterday, comedian Russell Brand went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to promote his upcoming comedy tour. He may have planned to play along with the show’s hosts, until the start of the interview when the host interviewing him publicly announced that she had no idea who he was.
What followed was an eight-minute roast of the hosts, show, and media world in general by one of today’s sharpest comedic minds.
The funniest part of the video isn’t Russell himself, but instead the blue graphic that keeps announcing what is happening on the show. Just as Russell Brand is tearing into the shallowness of modern news, the screen lets viewers at home know that he is “Letting loose on Morning Joe.” Irony at its finest.
By the end of the interview, Russell Brand has taken control of the interview and even asks the hosts their views on the day’s “hot stories”.
Comedy is the fastest, easiest way to promote ideas to a general audience. In this video, Russell Brand will make you laugh, but will also make you reconsider the roles modern news play in your daily life.