I know I’ve been very hard on Russell Brand. I’m not mad at him, you see, just as a fan of comedians from the United Kingdom, I was disappointed by his introduction to the United States. But you know, Russell Brand needs to have his leather pants dry-cleaned just like everyone else (probably more, actually). The Russmeister appeared on Craig Ferguson’s show last night, and was actually pretty charming with his story of American hillbillies reading Chomsky and his manic-yet-earnest energy and his first-time-ever being self-deprecating on American TV:
Maybe this whole thing has been a big misunderstanding caused by how much MTV sucks the originality out of anything it touches. Or, more likely, Craig Ferguson is just a really great talk show host.