Chortle mentions that Russell Brand, comedian and one-half of the Goth Detectives, has been denied entry to the United States and sent back to the UK. All he was trying to do was get on the David Letterman show to promote Forgetting Sarah Marshall. And you might know Russell from when we’ve mentioned him before, and you might be thinking: “Him? Good God, what in the world do we have to fear from him?”
But we have to wonder: was it perhaps this that got him in trouble?
Update: The clip has been taken down, alas.
That might have been a thinly veiled attempt to post a clip. Might.
[ad#longpost]Now seeing as how he was previously allowed a work visa to shoot Marshall and that shooting a film generally takes longer than, oh, appearing on a talk show, if he was going to do something harmful to the United States, wouldn’t he have done it already? I mean, if we’re going to start working on comedians who are dangerous, can we finally have Roseanne Barr deported? Why are we sending back funny people when we so desperately need them here?
If Russell doesn’t promote his next appearance stateside with “The comedian so dangerous, the U.S. government doesn’t want you to see him,” or the like, I’ll be terribly disappointed.