Russell Brand - Fame in America

Russell Brand in New York City Season 1, Ep 101 03/08/2009 Views: 66,362

In American, Russell Brand learned that fame loses a little of its cache when you have to tell people that you have it. (2:03)

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ARE THERE ANY, UH,ENGLISH PEOPLE HERE

THIS EVENING?

[cheers and applause]

HA-HA.

THANK YOU.

WHAT A LOVELY RESPONSE.

'CAUSE I'M NEVER SUREWHEN I ASK THAT QUESTION

OF ENGLISH PEOPLE, WHAT MANNEROF RESPONSE I'LL RECEIVE.

SOMETIMES AN ENGLISHMANWILL JUST DEMURELY

LIFT A HANDKERCHIEF.

YES, I'M ENGLISH.WHAT OF IT?

[laughter]

ENGLISH PEOPLE PRESENTWILL BE ABLE TO TESTIFY

THAT, UH, I'M FAMOUSIN ENGLAND.

[cheers and applause]

ADMITTEDLY, FAME DOESLOSE A LITTLE OF ITS CACHET

WHEN YOU HAVE TO TELL PEOPLETHAT YOU HAVE IT.

[laughter]

AND ENGLISH PEOPLE ALWAYS SAYTO ME, "AH, I BET YOU LOVE IT.

"IN AMERICA, NOT BEING FAMOUS,IT MUST BE A RELIEF.

DO YOU LOVE IT?"

I FUCKING HATE IT.

[laughter]

MY PERSONALITY DOESN'T WORKWITHOUT FAME.

WITHOUT FAME, THIS HAIRCUTJUST LOOKS LIKE MENTAL ILLNESS.

[laughter]

SO, YEAH, I HAVE TAKEN,AS A RESULT OF MY LACK OF FAME

IN YOUR COUNTRY, I'VE TAKENTO CARRYING A LAPTOP

AROUND WITH ME SO THAT ICAN CONTEXTUALIZE MYSELF BETTER

USING INTERNET CLIPSTO SHOW PEOPLE.

I'VE ONLY EVER GOOGLEDMY OWN NAME.

AS SOON AS I PUT IN "R",IT'S SORT OF, LIKE, BORED OF ME,

IT GOES, "RUSSELL BRAND."

IT JUST COMES UP STRAIGHT AWAY,"RUSSELL BRAND."

I DON'T LIKE GOOGLE'S ATTITUDE,IN GENERAL.

ACTUALLY, IT'SA LITTLE BIT SMUG, ISN'T IT?

LIKE, IF YOU MAKEONE LITTLE SPELLING MISTAKE,

"DIDN'T YOU MEAN?"

[laughter]

IN, LIKE, SARCASTIC ITALICS.

[mockingly]OH, DEAR.OH, YOU POOR LAMB!

DIDN'T YOU MEAN, "PSYCHOSOMATIC,NOT PSYCHOSEMETIC."

[laughter]