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.


Anonymous said...

I agree - He is fantastic! I had the pleasure of catching him on the Johnathan Ross Show. Seemed shy at first then broke through!
Does anyone else see the similarities between Russell Brand and Johnny Depp's 'Captain Jack'??
Its astounding!

Chez Guevara said...

There is a certain swashbuckling air about him. In fact, on the big brother thing he does indeed swish around with a cane-type microphone, that could indeed be confused with a cutlass. If you squinted out of one eye whilst looking through the bottom of a glass. Which I do all the time, obviously.

Anonymous said...

Brand has a show on MTV2 at about 9pm called 1 Leister Sq. You'll love it if you liked him on Big Brother.

And if you're wondering why a random girl who you don't know is telling you this don't worry, Zoe directed me here with her plug. I'm Phoebe. Pleased to meet.

Chez Guevara said...

Hello Phoebe! Welcome to the shite. Wow Freudian typo... said...

Saw him for the first time on "Annually Retentive" last night. I didn't think he was particularly funny. Rob Brydon seemed to think that he was like Kenneth Williams, but he reminds me more of Michael Crawford in "Oooh Betty" or whatever it's called. Do women really go for that?

Chez Guevara said...

Yes they do. I watched him again last night on BBBM with two girls, and they were pretty taken... And I must say, I do think he is incredibly attractive.