Russell Brand running circles around the, uh, personalities of Morning Joe.
One of the YouTube comments made a great point(!): If they’re this flustered by Russell Brand, imagine if they were interviewing David Mitchell.
The woman in the blue dress is gross: she acts like Brand is a circus act to gawk at and not take seriously. The other two aren’t much better; it’s clear they haven’t done their homework on him. So condescending.
Brand is articulate and smart. Meanwhile, the people in this show are fucking horrible.
Except for “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” I have not generally enjoyed what I have seen of Russell Brand. But the way he takes control of what is truly a spectacularly unprofessional display from the Morning Joe crew is really impressive. He never loses his cool, he remains charming and funny despite middle-school-level cool-kid-crowd passive-aggression and makes everyone involved with the show look petty, out-of-touch and rude by calling out their ridiculous behavior specifically while keeping a smile on his face. Well played.