While comedian/ professional oddball/ star of middling to bad films Russell Brand is likely not the first example of professional decorum to come to mind, the star of such films as Get Him to the Greek and the remake of Arthur recently schooled a few professional morning news show hosts when he felt they were treating him disrespectfully.
While appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to promote his new world comedy tour on Monday, Brand seemed taken aback when hosts Mika Brzezinski, Katty Kay, and Brian Shactman (seriously, we are not making these names up) began to mock him by refusing to shut up about his clothing, continually state his accent was unintelligible (guys, it’s just British), and continually referred to Brand as “him” and “he” when speaking to each other about him—while Brand was still sitting there at the table, waiting to be interviewed.
It’s a very uncomfortable interview, led off with one host stating she is unaware who Brand is as she is “not very pop-cultured.” From there, it gets worse, with Brand finally tearing into the hosts around the five-minute mark for their apparent total disdain for him.
In the end, Brand comes out ahead, looking like an intelligent and funny guy, while the hosts, well…watch the video.
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