For those of you old enough to remember with me, Brand is the British/sex-addicted version of Jesse Camp the MTV “I wanna be a VJ” winner. A guy who looks and sounds “cool” until you actually, you know, listen to him speak. Then he just gets old. Fast.
Other than the opening monologue, Brand’s entire VMA repertoire boiled down to making fun of three males who out-sex appeal him without ever dropping trow.
The joke was funny the first time. A little less the second. Smidge less the third … and by the end of the second hour, I was ready to pledge never to sleep with Brand myself.
And the Jonas Brothers handled the decreasingly funny jokes with aplomb, making them look that much more delicious next to the host. The youngest Jonas Brother, Nick, told BBC Radio’s Newsbeat program: “For us it’s cool to see that he recognizes we are gentleman. … I think he did a good job. We saw him on [The Late Show With] Conan O’Brien and thought he was hilarious.”
And that’s why you, Russell Brand, are the Celebrity Ass of the Week.