Russell Brand isn’t someone you’d want to mess with. Take, for instance, his over-the-top reaction to a paparazzo’s attempt to snap a pic of him using an iPhone. Instead of asking the guy to shove off, Brand snatched the phone from the would-be photographer and tossed it through a nearby window. Like I said, this isn’t the sort of individual you would want to get into some sort of confrontation with. Chances are, he’s going to mess you up, be it physically or mentally.
During Brand’s stand-up routine at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, someone in the audience thought it would be hilarious to shout Katy Perry’s name during his performance. Perry, of course, is Brand’s ex-girlfriend, and I’m sure the nerves of their broken relationship are still exposed and very, very raw. As expected, it didn’t take long for the situation to take on a life of its own.
Fed up, Brand asked for the house lights to be turned on. Afterwards, he hopped off the stage and proceeded to get directly in the face of the man responsible for giving him such a hard time.
“Let’s see you, mate. Let’s see how your mental illness looks in the daylight. It’s you, is it? Oh, dear. I was hoping that your personality was as a result of physical beauty. I thought, ‘this guy’s confident probably because he’s incredibly handsome,’ but look at you! You look like someone who’s fallen off the outside of a church,” the comedian ranted.
You’d think that would be enough to humiliate the guy from never setting foot outside of his house ever again. Brand, however, proceeded to take the insults one step further. “They say of course, don’t they, that empty vessels make the most noise. What an enormous echo of nothingness from you. I think silence is your friend. I think keep your lips firmly, firmly clamped together, because everything that comes out of your mouth, from your idiotic announcements to your disgusting halitosis which is cutting through this room is an abomination.”
Although the audience thought it was a good show, what do you think of the comedian’s behavior? Did the heckler have it coming, or is this just the childish rantings of a man on the edge of a nervous breakdown? Leave your comments in the space provided below.