VMA HOST RUSSELL BRAND: LOATHSOME, OR NOT SO BAD?
Russell Brand’s hosting of the VMA’s has been the subject of considerable conversation. Except for his appearance in the movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” few Americans know who the British comic is. The puzzled audience kept asking each other “Who IS this guy?” And a lot of his jokes fell flat- he mocked the Jonas brothers “purity” rings and called our president a “retarded cowboy.” (Wasn’t the word “retarded” just banned in the US?) He urged everyone to vote for Obama and managed to turn off EVEN the people who agreed with him! Despite his lame attempts to be hip and timely, Russell did walk away far more famous than he was before, so it may pay off for him.