What could possibly go wrong? One of the most uninhibited personalities in show business, Russell Brand, is getting to do an hour on TV live every week. Luckily for censors, it’s in late night and on cable. FX said that the upcoming 13-episode batch of BrandX With Russell Brand will air in a new live format. The show has expanded from half-hour to one-hour ahead of its return on Thursday, February 7. It will air at 11:30 PM after Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell for a couple of weeks and move to 11 beginning February 28. Upcoming guests include live TV provocateur Kathy Griffin, who recently kissed Anderson Cooper’s crotch live on CNN (February 14), and Dermot Mulroney (February 28).
For a taste of what may be in store, here are some uncensored Brand comments about Sarah Palin at the summer TCA. “What would I ask her? Well I’d go straight for the subtext,” he said. “She’s popular because people want to fuck her, don’t they? That’s why they tolerate the other stuff….OK, that is a mad thing to say about seeing Russia out your window — but the dick don’t lie.”