Brand’s manifesto is amusing, rambling and all too trite

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
15th January, 2015
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Of all the comedians and actors to adopt the well-worn court jester persona – the clown who can say the unsayable – no one embodies the role more fully than Russell Brand.

In his dress, his speech, and in the outlandish and outrageous life he has led, Brand has always mixed the vulgar with the profound. Anyone who’s read his Guardian columns can see he is a thoughtful and considered human – anyone who’s watched...

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