2. He guest edited this week’s New Statesman, and his excellent 4,500 word call for revolution was published this morning.
3. In it, he likened shaking George Osborne’s hand to “sliding [his] hand into a dilated cow.”
4. And yesterday he advised Jeremy Paxman to “tangle [his beard] into [his] armpit hair” on Newsnight.
5. But Russell Brand was amazing waaaaaay before he became an political activist.
6. Remember when he worked at MTV and bought his drug dealer into work?
8. And when he presented Big Brother’s Big Mouth and flirted with every single female contestant?
10. That’s when the Sun first crowned him “Shagger of the Year” - an accolade he’s since received four times.
11. And although he’s admitted to having a sex addiction, he’s always responsible.
14. But let’s get back to comedy. 1 Leicester Square, Russell Brand’s Got Issues and Ponderland were hilariously funny.
15. As was the time Bob Geldof called him a “cunt” at the NME Awards.
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16. And his description of George W. Bush at the 2008 MTV Music Video Awards.
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18. And then there was Sachs-gate. Let’s be honest, that was pretty funny too.
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20. Except the things he says that are serious.
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21. Which are actually surprisingly profound.
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22. His speech about his mother’s battle with breast cancer at the 2008 Pride of Britain Awards was incredibly moving.
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23. And his Guardian articles about Amy Winehouse and Maggie Thatcher were spot on.
24. He was good when he spoke about drugs in the House of Commons too.
26. He has the cutest bromances.
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28. And after all of his battles with drug and sex addictions, he still thinks the world is a wonderful place.
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