Too many let electoral tactics influence their decision in the polling booth
Programmes that mock politicians cross the line from satire to comment, he says
Jeremy Paxman announced what he thought the internet was really for during a segment on Wednesday night’s show
'Booky Wook 2' was among literature deemed inappropriate for inmates
Deputy Prime Minister says BBC presenter treats all politicians as 'rogues and charlatans' on weekly phone-in show
But the comedian was not so keen to keep his presence anonymous
The comedian is on his Messiah Complex world tour
Putting to one side for a second that Brand is extremely clever and funny, why do women find this scruffy, skinny, messy-haired effeminate so irresistible?
Holly Willoughby's This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield has leapt to her defence after some viewers complained about her "unsuitable" choice of low-cut dress in the final of The Voice.
Comic Relief has apologised to its supporters after Frankie Boyle caused controversy at a charity gig with a string of gags about the Queen.
The Westboro Baptist Church, featured on our list of Youtube's Hall of Homophobia Shame, and a shoo-in for prime position on pretty much any other list of despicable views, made headlines again this week with an announcement that they'd be protesting the funerals of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.
His cycling career has already gone up in smoke and on Bonfire Night an effigy of Lance Armstrong will do just the same.
... and he reserved a blessing for our own Jonathan Brown at the start of his British visit
If British TV has been dominated by flag-waving this week, across the pond, America's been busy crowning its own royalty at the MTV Movie Awards 2012. Fewer corgis, more Kardashians. But Sunday night's awards (screened last night on MTV UK) managed to have a few moments where the action was suitably red, white and blue hued.
Russell Brand is set to star in 'Lamb of God'.
"What a waste of Helen Mirren. I hope they paid her loads to make it worthwhile."