Brand X with Russell Brand
Available on iTunes
British comedian Russell Brand is famous in America for three things: he used to be a heroin addict, he went to rehab for sex addiction and later wrote about it in a bestselling book, and he was briefly married to singer Katy Perry. His half-hour talk show, BRAND X, is as ribald as his past befits, if a good deal more thoughtful than readers of celebrity scandal sheets may expect. On each episode, Brand picks a different topic to ruminate on, such as the Dalai Lama's role in world religion and who functions as the Dalai Lama in America. Brand then mostly commands the microphone in seemingly off-the-cuff commentary, with brief asides from his American co-anchor and from the audience. By the end of the show, many points have been raised and given rambling attention and the viewer may be left with some thinking to do.
Starring Russell Brand