Day: February 5, 2013

What’s your favorite format for a Russell Brand talk show?

FX will go live this week for the return of Russell Brand’s late-night talk show, BrandX with Russell Brand. It’s the fourth format for BrandX in its fourth different “season” since June. Almost as if FX executives keep saying to Russell Brand, “We like you. We just don’t like your show. Try again. Keep coming back! It works if you can only just figure out how to work it.” Not that that’s surprising. In person, Brand is an imposing, charming presence with a colorful gift for gab. Why not put a camera on him and let him talk? If...

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On Conan, Harland Williams explains why he filmed a stand-up DVD in the Mojave Desert

In this brave not-so-brave old new world, stand-up comedians can record, produce and distribute their material however they so desire. And in 2013, Harland Williams chose to record “Force of Nature” in the desert. The Mojave Desert. On Monday night’s episode of Conan, Williams explained why the comedy clubs could no longer contain his comedy. Will the audiences follow? Did they? Roll the clip. For a longer tease of “Force of Nature,” check out this promo. And if you’d like to purchase it, Harland Williams “Force of Nature” is available now: Video: Audio:...

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