Russell Brand, Jonathan Woss and Andrew Sachs

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JoolsToo Mon 27-Oct-08 15:26:53

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/3263328/Russell-Brand-and-Jonathan-Ross-joke-radio -phone-calls-just-werent-funny.html

Have we not had a discussion about this? I'm surprised.

Seedy, sordid, unfunny little men pad obscene amounts of money to be obscene.

What's your view?

expatinscotland Mon 27-Oct-08 15:27:42

Everytime I see Ross I get angry at having to pay for a license to watch TV.

NomDePlume Mon 27-Oct-08 15:29:53

what actually was said ?

That article is a bit confusing !

AmIWhatAndWhy Mon 27-Oct-08 15:31:01

That wasn't the best article to link to really.

AmIWhatAndWhy Mon 27-Oct-08 15:32:10

And making fun of speech impediments in your thread title is far from funny either.

Tigerschick Mon 27-Oct-08 15:32:23

Here is the story as reported on BBC online.
Seriously un-funny. I don't like Jonathan Ross and I'm very quickly going off Russel Brand.

lilymolly Mon 27-Oct-08 15:32:32

wankers the pair of them

PenelopePitstops Mon 27-Oct-08 15:32:58

its on youtube if you search under their names

russell brand phoned him after he didn't show up for an interview. It strted off pretty harmlessly if a bit off, and then russle joked he had fucked his grandaughter shock

lilymolly Mon 27-Oct-08 15:33:57

dont think anyone was making fun of speech impediments by simply using the word "woss"

ahundredtimes Mon 27-Oct-08 15:38:05

I don't find Russell Brand funny, I don't really understand him, who he is, why he is, why anyone bought his booky wooky or anything, just why. I don't understand - he makes me feel old.

Ross I get, I mean he is talented at what he does.

Why they rang up and left messages on someone's answerphone about his grand daughter I don't understand either. It seems Bart Simpson-esque, am unclear about why grown up men might do this?

Was it funny? It doesn't sound funny.

[gets out knitting]

Also I read an article in the DM about this whilst at the barbers with ds's. And I nodded during the article. I'm having a bad week. Something is happening to me. Last night I found out I fancied Pierce Brosnan, this morning I agreed with an article in the DM.

I am having a mid-life crisis I think.

I was horrified at this story too. I have never found Russell Brand either funny or intelligent and cannot for the life of me see what he does that could possibly count as humour. However, even for him, this is a new low point!!

Sadly this is what I'd expect to pass for humour from Brand - but Jonathan Ross has really let himself down, imo. In the past, I've found him witty and intelligent. He should be utterly and totally ashamed of this incident.

FimboGotAxed Mon 27-Oct-08 15:44:49

Bet neither of them gets sacked though.

MoChan Mon 27-Oct-08 15:44:52

I loathe Russell Brand, and always have done, and I don't think it's because I'm old, I think it's because he's not funny. All he does is make stupid statements in a stupid voice. The fact that people think he's funny makes me feel worried for the future of the human race.

And this latest thing is a disgrace. It's a despicable thing to do, a real violation. Horrible. It would have been ever-so-slightly less awful if they'd just made a personal attack on Sachs, but this lewd stuff about the granddaughter is just appalling.

NomDePlume Mon 27-Oct-08 15:45:06

Russel Brand is repulsive

MoChan Mon 27-Oct-08 15:46:36

PS. I'm not old. Well, not that old. Early thirties, maybe...?

DippyDora Mon 27-Oct-08 15:47:18
ahundredtimes Mon 27-Oct-08 15:48:08

No, I think not finding him funny probably not a sign of being old. I hate his hair - tick, sign of being old.

I just think he's a twit.

No they won't get sacked, but it is such a stupid thing to do. I'm embarrassed for them.

HankyHunker Mon 27-Oct-08 15:49:36

I used to like Russell Brand. Gone off him lately now though.

AmIWhatAndWhy Mon 27-Oct-08 15:54:09

Russell Brand is actually very intelligent, but he relies too much on the 'shock factor' these days.

He has an addictive personality, it went from an addiction to fame, to booze, to drugs, to fame, to drugs and booze, to sex, now it's just fame.

Hence he attention seeks.

ahundredtimes Mon 27-Oct-08 15:55:56

Oh yes, perhaps he is intelligent. He's probably manic is he? He'll write a book in ten years about being manic I expect. I've just listened, he was showing off really wasn't he?

JulesJules Netherlands Mon 27-Oct-08 15:57:09

Well thank God for that, I have been sternly telling myself all day that I am turning into an old fart... I was horrified when I heard this on the radio this morning, it made me imagine my Dad getting this message about one of my DDs. I was shouting "stupid farking wankers" at the radio. Sniggering away at themselves, being paid trillions from the license fees... Bahhhhh. Harrumph.

JulesJules Netherlands Mon 27-Oct-08 15:59:26

And his HAIR. WTF. <old fart>

Bucharest Mon 27-Oct-08 15:59:42

I don't get RB either.
I can take or leave JR- depending on who he's talking to on his show really. It's the guests who make it or not.

DecayingDisaster Mon 27-Oct-08 16:00:56

am i the only one who thought that was amusing then? in a juvenile, teenage boy kind of amusing, same as i laugh at jackass?

I think you are in the minority, certainly. From a teenager it might have been less offensive, but Brand and Ross are grown men who should know better.

Ross has daughters of his own - how would he react if his daughters had been the butt of this joke?

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