Russell Brand Sidesteps Question About Katy Perry With Time-Space Talk: [ send to a friend ]
Asked how he was doing in his personal life at the FX TCA panel to promote his new late-night show, now titled 'Strangely Uplifting', the British comedian turned talk to the time-space continuum.
"Quite well, thank you," replied Brand. "Are you asking because of recent events?"
"You are making the mistake of seeing time as linear. The brilliant American author Kurt Vonnegut, he'll tell you that if you imagine reality as experienced simultaneously, events become redundant."
The 36-year-old said the show, which is set to debut in April, would discuss current/topical events and "make people laugh and be happy."
"There will be inevitable biographical elements, because you can't speak from anyone's perspective but your own," he explained. "Unless you bizarrely adapt some sort of avatar."
"It's like I can't speak from the perspective of Angelica Huston," he joked. "People would think I lack the appropriate authority if I said, 'Oh, I had a tumultuous relationship with Jack Nicholson and my father.' I am not qualified."
"So there will inevitable be my experiences, I will speak from own my perspective. I live in this extraordinary country of yours. I'm not from here. It's like the perspective of an alien trying to understand this peculiar time and this peculiar country. What I think, it's a bit like Mork and Mindy."
As for whether he would talk about politics and the presidential race, Brand said: "We know it's meaningless who the president is. Don't we?"
"So I'm not going to be part of the meaningless spectacle. It's like describing individual termites. The only legitimate distinction in global politics, I think, is are you rich or poor?"