YMMV / Russell Brand

  • Awesome Ego: When applauded by an audience, Russell will often say 'Thank you, thank you. It's okay. I hear it in my head, constantly.'
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: While he is the one most blamed for the notorious Sachsgate affair, it was actually Jonathan Ross who spurred on the answerphone messages after Ross himself had flat-out commented "[Russell] shagged her". Until then Russell had only alluded to the relationship.
  • Crazy Awesome: Hell YES. An example is his infamous takedown of the Westboro Baptist Church and most of the stuff he says on The Trews.
  • Ho Yay: An awful lot. Mostly with Matt Morgan (his comedy partner and best friend), Noel Fielding, and Noel Gallagher, but he has also flirted with audience members and other celebrity friends.
  • Hype Backlash: Brand seems to be definitely getting this among moviegoers. As noted below, his hyperactive performance style just rubs a lot of people the wrong way.
  • Love It or Hate It: The British public's response to all things Russell Brand. Debate rages on.