Russell Brand is at it again. In the latest post on The Trews video channel the comedian-turned-political campaigner unsuccessfully attempts to film outside the Fox News headquarters in New York before being threatened with arrest.
While trying to film, Brand is told to leave by a security official who comes out onto the pavement and asks him: “Do you want to get arrested?”
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Prior to the confrontation, Mr Brand had begun explaining why he and his camera crew were there.
“Here we are at Fox’s headquarters, all the greats are here - Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity - all the people who refuse to have us on the show.
“Sean Hannity, who booked us and then cancelled us. So we are going to do a Trew special from here, in the heart of the establishment.”
As Brand starts warming to his theme, the filming is interrupted by security guards who request that the comedian and his cameraman remove themselves from outside the building.
The guard claims, gesturing at the pavement, “You can’t film here, this is private property.”
When Mr Brand questions him, asking who owns the building, the guard responds: “It doesn’t matter, do you want to get arrested?”
Later he enters the lobby of the building, filmed from outside, only to be told by an off-screen employee: “You can’t stay on the property and film anything.”
Brand then asks the incredulous security officials for a tour, saying: “I would love a tour.”
Russell Brand's Most Controversial Quips
Russell Brand's Most Controversial Quips
1/19 On puberty:
“By puberty I learned that nothing worth having could be easily attained and to succeed one must be single minded."
2/19 On changing the world:
“I want to change the world, and do something valuable and beautiful. I want people to remember me before I'm dead, and then more afterwards.”
3/19 On being strong:
"Strength does not have to be belligerent and loud."
4/19 On grammar:
“I couldn't possibly have sex with someone with such a slender grasp on grammar!”
5/19 On manners in England:
"In England we have such good manners that if someone says something impolite, the police will get involved."
6/19 On junkie v vegetarian:
“Even as a junkie I stayed true [to vegetarianism] - 'I shall have heroin, but I shan't have a hamburger.' What a sexy little paradox.”
7/19 On the future:
“People don't realize that the future is just now, but later.”
8/19 On sex addiction:
“Boggle with sex addicts is up there with go-kart racing with junkies.”
9/19 On life:
“My life is just a series of embarrassing incidents strung together by telling people about those embarrassing incidents.”
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10/19 On happiness:
"If you want to be happy stop being so self-obsessed and start considering other people."
11/19 On drug addiction:
“The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.”
12/19 On sitcoms:
"I do have a regard for the musicality of language that came from BBC sitcoms like Fawlty Towers."
13/19 On life motivation:
"That's what keeps me alive, perversion and star quality.”
14/19 On love:
“When you fall in love you recognise you're not the most important person in the world, and your focus becomes another person.”
15/19 On threesomes:
“I like threesomes with two women, not because I'm a cynical sexual predator. Oh no! But because I'm a romantic. I'm looking for "The One." And I'll find her more quickly if I audition two at a time.”
16/19 On Conservatives:
"Conservatism appeals to our selfishness and fear, our designer and self-interest."
17/19 On surfing:
“Surfing should be called "foam-choking" or "sea stabbing.”
18/19 On Demi Moore:
"I've not made love to her yet, but it's a matter of time."
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19/19 On success:
"When I was growing up, I thought I'd be a lot happier if I was famous and successful and if I had money."
He continues: “Can I come up, have a look around, maybe have a look at the studio, touch some stuff, meet some people from The Sean Hannity Show?”
Unsurprisingly, he is not invited up.
He ends the programme by condemning Fox News’ as a “difficult organisation to work with,” adding: “It is very difficult to have true freedom.”
“I think if we were doing proper covert filming we could have got further,” he said from the back of a car later.
His stunt comes as Mr Brand’s non-voting views were recently criticised by Sex Pistol’s frontman John Lydon, who called them “the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard”.
Mr Brand claimed there had been a misunderstanding, despite writing in the New Statesman last year: “I will never vote and I don’t think you should, either.”Reuse content