Russell Brand On His Hostile Morning Joe Takeover: Msnbc Show Dishes “shrill, White Noise”

Russell Brand jokes about sex with ex-wife Katy Perry: I’d be thinking, ‘think of anyone, anyone else’

“When youre a monk, youre not allowed to have sex with anyone. When youre married, its one person. Thats one more than a monk. Its not that different. Id be having sex thinking, Think of anyone, anyone else .'” The London Evening Standard’s comedy writer, Bruce Dessau, confirmed that the comic joked about feeling so “lost” after his split from Perry that he considered embracing monkhood. A rep for Brand could not be immediately reached for comment. In June, Brand spoke with Esquire UK about the challenges of marriage , saying he and his ex both had “a lot of options.” Despite that, he insists he was always monogamous. “It’s a hard-core thing, monogamy,” he told HuffPost Live that same month . “It’s a hard-core principle. But beautiful, and to be recommended. And if you make a commitment to it, you’ve got to do it.

WATCH: Russell Brand turns the tables on the Kardashian sisters “I was surprised by the soundman’s impatient intrusiveness and yet more surprised as I stood just off set, beside the faux-newsroom near the pseudo-researchers who appear on camera as pulsating set dressing, when the soundman yapped me to heel with the curt entitlement of [late Ugandan despot]Idi Amin’s PA,” recalls the comedian, who sets off on his Messiah Complex Tour later this month. “Often when you encounter rudeness from the crew, it is an indication that the show is not running smoothly, perhaps that day, or maybe in general. When I landed in my chair, on camera, and was introduced to the show’s hostsa typical trident of blonde, brunette and affable chumpit became clear that, in spite of the show’s stated left-leaning inclination, the frequency they were actually broadcasting was the shrill, white noise of dumb current affairs.” PHOTOS: Alec Baldwin’s seven angriest feuds Watching the clip from his June 18 appearance, Brand does seem visibly annoyed right off the bat atMorning Joe’s three-against-one format, which allows the majority to natter on among themselves, though he converses amiably enough at first. The “blonde, brunette and affable chump” in his case were regular cohost Mika Brzezinski and panelists Brian Shactman and Katty Kay, and he didn’t take well to them discussing him as if he had already left the set. Writing in The Guardianthat TV hosts are often “perfectly amiable” when you talk to them off-camera, Brand opines that “when the red light goes on they immediately transform into shark-eyed Stepford berks talking in a cadence you encounter nowhere else but TV-landa meter that implies simultaneously carefree whimsy and stifled hysteria. There is usually a detachment from the content.” He goes on: “This abstraction I think occurs through institutionalization. If your function is to robotically report a pre-existing agenda, you needn’t directly interface with the content.” PHOTOS: Justin Bieber’s best Instagrams and twitpics Brand notes his surprise that this particular appearance went viral because so many of his TV interviews “have the odd ‘cuckoo’ ambience that defines this transient slice of pop cultural life.” “It’s the unreal, sustained glitch in naturalism that makes this genre of TV disturbing to either watch or be on,” he continues. “The Lynchian subjugation of our humanity; warmth and humor, usurped by a sterile, pastel-colored steel blade benignly thrust again and again into a gray brain.” So, basically, Brand is saying that watching the type of infotainment served up byMorning Joeis the equivalent of getting a lobotomy. PHOTOS: Miley’s most outrageous quotes But it sounds like theMJcrew took his wits-matching appearance in strideand maybe even got a little excited by all the interest it would generate about their show. “Wow… you WON’T believe what Russell Brand said to me this morning!! Watch the absolutely wild interview here,” Brzezinski tweeted after his appearance, probably referring to his infamous water bottle comment, along with a link to the interview. Responding to MSNBC producerTracy Mitch, she added , “After that outrageous talk with Russell Brand, I’m still asking myself the same question!!

By Chiderah Monde / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, August 4, 2013, 1:02 PM Comment Steve Granitz/WireImage Russell Brand made an off-color joke about how he considered becoming a monk after getting divorced from ex-wife Katy Perry. In terms of a sex-life, being a monk is not that different than being married, he said. Russell Brand made an off-color joke about his sex life with ex-wife Katy Perry during a recent stand-up routine at a show in London. Speaking at a warm-up gig for his Messiah Complex tour at the Soho Theater on July 31, the funny-man joked that after his divorce he considered becoming a monk. PAUL HACKETT/Reuters Brand said Id be thinking think of anyone, anyone else, during sex with ex-wife Katy Perry. “When you’re a monk, you’re not allowed to have sex with anyone,” Brand reportedly said . “When you’re married, it’s one person. That’s one more than a monk. It’s not that different.” To the 38-year-old comedian being married to one person is apparently no different than being celibate. He went on to quip that he would often have to fantasize about other women. PHOTOS: CELEBRITY BREAKUPS: THE EX FILES Chris Pizzello/AP Katy Perry, left, and Russell Brand divorced after a 14-month marriage. The comedian asked for a divorce in December of 2011, via text message.

Russell Brand: I live in a luxury prison

Russell Brand sees himself as living in a ”luxury prison” as his life is dictated by a strict daily routine. Russell Brand sees himself as living in a ”luxury prison”. The comedian and actor lives his life to a strict daily routine, which involves yoga and eating ”healthy food, like basically green slime and crap” in order to stop himself slipping back into his old addictions to sex and drugs. He told GQ magazine: ”I’m like this person who lives in a luxury prison. But I really like routine.” Russell says he achieves a great deal of peace and balance through meditation, which helps him to be unconcerned about wealth and fame. He added: ”[Meditation] is why I’m less concerned about money, less concerned about fame, less concerned about sex. Meditation nurtures an aspect which is not related to fear, desire or self-deception. In my case, where the tendency is in the contrary direction, and similarly extreme, a lot of work is required. And I meditate a lot. but those things [addictions] are still a part of me.”