19 Responses to “Russell Brand – that bloke isn’t funny anymore”

  1. wg says:

    So, the author of this piece decries a Russell Brand who believes that our representative democracy is failing but applauds him for making misogynistic and abusive phone calls, and approves of RB throwing the word “retard” about.

    As Deputy Editor of Labour Uncut doesn’t Jonathan Todd need to have a good look at his own set of morals.

  2. Madasafish says:

    I don’t like Russel Brand personally or as a comedian.
    I treat anything he writes or says on politics as froth.
    He’s unworthy or more than three lines comment.

  3. Landless Peasant says:

    Brand is right. I agree with him. Politics is fucking bullshit, there is no Democracy, and you’ve all been conned.

  4. Landless Peasant says:


    He’s right about 9/11 too, anyone with half a brain can see that it was an inside job.

  5. swatantra says:

    Look, we’ve had enough comedians in politicsalready; here’s one in City Hall London at the moment, another Eddie Izzard flexing muscles in the wings and now this pipsqueak of a foul mouthed clown, given prominence by the NS, thinking he can lead a Childrens Crusade. At least Arnie and Ronnie in the States were actors of sorts and had something to say. But this clwn has nothing, he’s anti IT, just like that Farage bloke, and hoping that the time for Antis and Anarchists and Greens has ccome. well, he’s wrong.

  6. e says:

    The virtue of the oppressed, not superior for sure…..but what’s interesting now about this question, as your critique of the Brand phenomena displays, is that it’s redundant. In our brave new media driven world, beyond being fodder for study and market based solutions, the oppressed are all but invisible. And what a worry all those impressionable minds must be for you.

    Were this blog, others like it and the MSM, willing to tackle the concrete issues which underlie Brands lucrative peddling he might have a harder time pushing his obviously inadequate solution.

    Instead you follow the timely marketing efforts of others.

  7. Ex labour says:

    Brand on the now poor excuse for a news program, BBC’s Newsnight, was an absolute car crash. He came across as a kid with some kind of hyperactivity disorder. Incoherent garbage, and if anyone on the left attaches themselves to him and his views, they must have some political suicide tendencies.

    I’ve often been critical of Jonathan for his fawning defense of Miliband on many occassions, but i have to say this critique is spot on. There I’ve said it now ;-).

  8. steve says:

    Spot on, Jonathan.

    If only Russell would open his mind and realise that Tony Blair is the greatest political leader of the era. And if only, instead of wasting himself on the Occupy movement, Russell would donate handsomely to the Progress Party.

    Then we could truly declare Russell to be the greatest of comedians.

  9. Dave Roberts. says:

    Good article and it reminded me of who made the wonderful quote ” The fallacy of the superior virtue of the oppressed” although he was wrong on most other things.

    I am also pleased that I’m not the only person who thinks Mark Thomas just isn’t funny.

    Also a good take on Owen Jones, someone who has never done a days work in his life and is now an expert on everything.

  10. swatantra says:

    He never was funny in the first place, just a bit wierd, and foul mouthed ragmuffin in the Bob Geldorf genre.

  11. Dan says:

    “Brand is right. I agree with him. Politics is fucking bullshit, there is no Democracy, and you’ve all been conned.”


    “He’s right about 9/11 too, anyone with half a brain can see that it was an inside job.”


  12. Landless Peasant says:

    @ Dan


  13. Landless Peasant says:

    Labour and Tory are two sides of the same coin. No difference between them. The Left-Right paradigm is nothing less than the Hegelian Dialectic in action;

    Thesis Vs. Antithesis = Synthesis

    The presence of filthy-rich meddlesome unelected bureaucrat Lord Freud in both Labour and Tory Governments is proof enough that Democracy is a sham. Both Labour and Tory support Benefit Sanctions against the Poor. Labour were infiltrated years ago by wealthy middle class intellectuals and pro-Capitalists. Labour as we knew it ceased to exist when they ditched Clause IV.

  14. john reid says:

    Landless peasant, suprise your lot the greens don’t thave a mass suport of the electorate then isn’t it,

    i don’t know about 911 ,but i wouldn’t use soemones blog or a you tube video as proof, anymore that i would believe if someone in a pub overheard that his brothers best mate told him it too be true

  15. Landless Peasant says:

    That’s like saying ” I don’t know about 9/11 and I don’t want to know, or I’m too lazy to bother listening to the evidence because I have a closed mind”.

    Explain to me how, for instance, the plane that allegedly hit the Pentagon was supposedly traveling at 500mph at an height of just 2ft yet didn’t even scorch the lawn.

    Explain to me how the hell a terrorist’s passport was found undamaged, not even singed, simply laying amongst the rubble on the pavement. Total bullshit.

    Explain to me how the hell the BBC were able to report that Building 7 had collapsed, a full 20 minutes before it collapsed. And why was that report inexplicably interrupted and the feed lost mid-sentence?

    9/11 was clearly and obviously an inside job.

  16. Madasafish says:

    I know nothing about 9/11 apart from watching the aftermath that day in real time.

    I do know that Americans love litigation and generally distrust government – especially the Federal Government. So given 3,000 died that day, any real evidence of a cover up would surely have resulted in mass law suits claiming billions of dollars – or even trillions of dollars -in compensation.

    The fact that there have not been thousands of lawsuits given the avaricious nature of US lawyerdom tells me all I need to know about “evidence” of an inside job.

  17. Landless Peasant says:

    @ Madasafish

    Don’t be ridiculous. How much would such a Law suit cost? How much would the necessary investigation cost? How can anyone bring such a case or even effectively challenge it when stonewalled by the entire weight of the US Federal Government and all its departments (CIA, DIA, FBI, etc.)? It’s just not possible for anyone to do anything about it. Bush himself is on record as saying that he wasn’t worried about the truth of what he’s done being uncovered because he’ll be dead & gone by then.

  18. Landless Peasant says:

    Brand is right – our Politicians do not serve us and are irrelevant.

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