"Joining me now, he's a really big deal. I'm told this," said MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski in introducing Russell Brand, who was there to tout a new comedy tour, in a Morning Joesegment from Monday that's going viral.
Gawker's headline for the eight-minute interview was: 'Brand destroys MSBNC talk show host for treating him like ---'
About five minutes in, Schactman said that when he listens to Brand on the radio, he "can't understand a single joke" he says.
Brzezinski added, "I think — this is my first Brand experience — it's not listening to him, it's the experience."
Brand said, "You're talking about me as if I'm not here, as if I'm an extra-terrestrial!"
It meandered from there, with a "nervous" Brzezinski, who cringed the whole time, and a take-charge Brand, who controlled it all.