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is a British chatshow
hosted by Russell Brand
which began 2 April until 31 December2006 on MTV UK
. The show features celebrity guests, musical entertainment and various asides
featuring the presenter. The show was widely viewed as a vehicle for the comeback of Brand after his sacking from MTV in 2001.
The show begins with an announcer introducing Brand. Controversially, he was once introduced as being 'bigger than Jesus
' in reference to a misquoted claim by John Lennon
claiming that The Beatles
were bigger than Jesus. After entering Brand sits in a flamboyantly upholstered chair with a zebra
fabric for the seat covering. He then introduces the musical act for the show and they will play a track. After this, an announcer will introduce the first guest (usually the biggest star) with a comically fabricated fact or anecdote about them. The guest will then be interviewed whilst they sit on a sofa
next to Brand. After this interview, there is usually a commercial break.
After the break, Brand usually interviews the musical act that is on the show this week in another area of the studio. This is usually punctuated with a sketch and Daniel and Len's Video Review
). This interview is typically followed with another interview by Brand next to a mock bar
with another celebrity. After this interview there is another commercial break.
The last portion of the show is taken up with the segment For Pity's Sake Help Us
), followed by another... Read More