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Watch: Russell Brand takes over 'Morning Joe'

Posted by Anush Elbakyan, Boston.com Staff  June 19, 2013 05:48 PM

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Actor and comedian Russell Brand went on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' to discuss his comedy tour 'The Messiah Complex,'' and wound up taking over the show.

The interview went downhill when co-host Mika Brzezinski introduced Brand: "Joining us now, he's a really big deal. I'm told this, I'm not very pop cultured, I'm sorry, comedian, movie star, author and host of the show Brand X: Russell Brand."

The comedian grew even more irritated when Brzezinski referred to him in third person saying, "This is my first Brand experience. It's not listening to him, it's the experience."

"You're talking about me as if I'm not here, as if I'm an extra-terrestrial!" Brand exclaimed. "You shouldn't say 'he' when a person is present. You should refer to the person by their name. That is basic good manners. Is this what you all do for a living?"

Brand later tweeted:



 

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