When Russell Brand sat down with the media to promote his new FX late night show back in January of this year, we have to admit, we were a bit skeptical as to what exactly his show would be. Sure, we knew he was funny (and he did his best to remind of us that by riffing on some surprisingly serious hot topics of the day six months ago (Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, the misbehavior of American soldiers during war times), but usually TCA is a time reserved for networks to present their new shows. In this case, FX just presented Brand.
But now that it is a few months later, and his new show, BrandX with Russell Brand, is about to premiere, we realize just how smart it was of FX to allow him to just command the room from a seat on-stage. After all, that is exactly indicative of his new show. It is Brand and a microphone, riffing on current events, and occasionally joined by special guests.
“If I do something vaguely newsworthy, then I guess I’d throw myself into the vortex,” Brand considered back in January.
“I’m not here to shine a light on America from a position of judgment. This country has been incredibly generous and kind to me. I think, culturally, it’s still the greatest country in the world. This is not a finger-pointing exercise.”
And so Brand’s show is set out to expose “truth and beauty and humor” while still being as thoughtful and thought-provoking as he is in person.
“All I want is to make people feel better than they do now. That’s all I want. All I want is to make people laugh and to make people happy,” the comedian insisted.
And thanks to FX and Fanscape, one lucky LA TV Insider Examiner reader has a chance to allow Brand that chance-- in person. Yes, that’s right: we are hosting a contest where you can win a trip to Los Angeles to come to a live taping of BrandX!
The sweepstakes prize package, valued at $2,340 (ARV), includes:
- Two (2) Airline Tickets from anywhere with in the continental United States
- Two (2) Tickets to a BrandX taping
- One (1) Hotel for 3 days/2 nights
- Per diem for meals
- Transportation to and from the airport
Please note, only U.S. residents, ages twenty-one (21) and over will be allowed to enter.
Want to win? All you have to do is leave a comment below and/or Tweet us telling us what topic you hope to hear Brand take on on his new show. Only one entry per participant will be counted between June 27 2012 and July 2 2012 at noon (PST). All entrants should note the trip is scheduled to take place between July 23rd and July 30th 2012. Please click here for all of the fine print of the official rules.
BrandX with Russell Brand premieres on June 28th at 11 p.m., only on FX.
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