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Rod Liddle

Russell Brand is duller than even the grimmest political interview

But if you ask Ian Katz, he’s the future of Newsnight

13 September 2014

9:00 AM

13 September 2014

9:00 AM

I have just spent a few moments in bed with the popular comedian Russell Brand and I have to say that I enjoyed it hugely. We did not have full penetrative sex, sadly, and when I say ‘in bed with’ I mean it sort of figuratively, or vicariously. What happened is that I watched Russell’s latest address to the world, which he delivers regularly from his bedroom — complete with those by now familiar mangled, high-camp estuarial vowels, tortuously pretentious grammar and infantile, uninformed narcissistic political opinions.

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