Russell Brand writes his regular Guardian column, avoids mentioning his little situation

Posted by - November 1, 2008 - Oddballs

Phone prankster talks football

Russell Brand, the comedian/deejay/film star/legendary swordsman/columnist who had radio work stripped from his jack of all trades portfolio this week, has provided his weekly football column for the Guardian. Brand, who was forced to quit BBC Radio 2 after more than 30,000 complaints about a series of lewd phone calls to Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs’ answerphone, claimed it had been a crazy week but avoided any talk of Manuelgate.

He wrote: “What a palaver! In a season that I’d already judged to be utterly barmy we have seen another week so hysterical and incomprehensible that I’m beginning to wonder if our country is in the grips of a cosmic fever.”

Wonder if there is a hidden message there? Read the full column here.