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RUSSELL BRAND was on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" yesterday to hype his upcoming comedy tour, but he ended up reprimanding the hosts for not taking their jobs as journalists more seriously.
From the very beginning, you could tell that co-host Mika Brzezinski was nervous to interview him, which is understandable, because he's basically a wild card.
But everything was fine until about halfway through, when she and her two co-hosts started referring to him in the third person, like he wasn't there, and talking about how hard it is to understand his British accent.
At that point, you could tell he was annoyed. So he decided to mock them by acting like a news anchor and talking about things that ARE important, like the NSA leak.
Adding, quote, "That's the problem with current affairs. You forget about what's important, [and] you allow the agenda to be decided by superficial information," like his accent or what he was wearing.
Russell ended the interview by doing the opposite of that, and noting that the way Mika was holding her water bottle probably suggested she's a, quote, "shaft grasper."