Friday, July 14, 2006
Wasted on Big Brother
Came home last night from a night of culture and nice cocktails and flopped on the telly to see what was on. After watching the magnificent IT Crowd, I suddenly found myself watching Big Brother's Big Mouth with foppish Russell Brand, the lovechild of Jo Brand and Dick van Dyke (and apparently the new lover of Kate Moss).
I have heard people talking about him, but have not come across him myself. And he is a very bizarre but very funny guy. I have only seen about half an hour of Big Brother this year, and was rather horrified at who is in this year. I think that with Nicky, you're about as close as you're ever going to get to watching someone have a full nervous breakdown on live TV.
But I digress. I can't help thinking he is absolutely wasted on this programme. He is an incredibly quick wit. When someone in the audience made a comment about one of the sad losers being hypocritical, he retorted with 'so a bit like Peter Sutcliffe accusing you of being a bit sexist?'
I wonder what awaits Mr Brand when the circus has finished. I expect the students of the land are already quoting his catchphrases as we speak.