Brand X with Russell Brand
TODAY, 10.10PM, ONE
This late-night comedy talk show is neither very funny, nor is it clever.
Brand shares his point of view on current events (unfortunately these events are no longer current - this episode was filmed during the London Olympics), bouncing off political analyst Matt Stoller.
Brand attempts to slate news articles and debunk the perceived evils of the media and big corporations.
His observations are not very witty and there's a somewhat patronising, teacher-like tone to the delivery at times.
This week's celebrity guest is world-renowned street artist Shepard Fairey, who has some intelligent things to say.
Brand also attempts to put a face to homelessness by interviewing previously homeless men then asking them to act out a humiliating scene on stage. I don't get it.