Russell Brand

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Russell Brand review – piety, politics and parenting
The spiritual comedian’s lofty aspirations make way for funny riffs on fatherhood and lockdown in a self-ridiculing set

Brian Logan

20, Sep, 2021 @11:48 AM

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Four Kids and It review – pedestrian take on a magical fantasy
Michael Caine’s distracting voiceover does nothing to improve this uninspired adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s children’s tale

Wendy Ide

05, Apr, 2020 @4:30 AM

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Four Kids and It review – good-natured family fantasy
After their parents fall in love, two pairs of siblings learn to get along – with the help of a magical beach creature

Peter Bradshaw

02, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Martino Sclavi obituary
Other lives: Italian film producer and writer

Patrick Nicholson

17, Mar, 2020 @5:38 PM

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'It chokes me': Russell Brand compares Caroline Flack to Amy Winehouse
In an essay about the presenter, Brand condemns the ‘incessant poking, trolling judgment that chased her to the grave’

Hannah J Davies

18, Feb, 2020 @12:20 PM

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The 50 best comedians of the 21st century
From apocalyptic standup Frankie Boyle to the many hilarious faces of Tina Fey, Steve Coogan, Sharon Horgan and Kristen Wiig, we present the funniest people of the era

Hannah J Davies, Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Brian Logan and Stuart Heritage

18, Sep, 2019 @2:45 PM

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Should Mr Tickle get a Nobel peace prize?
Tickling | Peace on our shores | Arlene Foster’s cash cow | Liam Neeson race row | Rooks and crows | Stoats and weasels

Letters

05, Feb, 2019 @6:22 PM

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Is Russell Brand right to say you should ask a child’s consent before tickling?
The comedian isn’t a fan, but, according to a neuroscientist, tickling is a key part of the bonding process between parents and children

Amy Fleming

03, Feb, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped by Russell Brand review – a grown-up guru
After several false starts, the comedian and presenter’s worldview has become surprisingly mature

Jonnie Wolf

27, Jan, 2019 @7:00 AM

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If Russell Brand wants to change the world, he could try changing a nappy | Suzanne Moore
Brand’s path to divinity does not involve childcare, which he says he leaves to his wife. But a true revolutionary would look closer to home

Suzanne Moore

21, Jan, 2019 @2:17 PM

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Nigel Farage and Vince Cable spice things up at the very Brexity British curry awards
With vindaloo visas back on the menu​ and days to go until the vote on the deal, the political big-hitters felt the burn as they curried favour

Marina Hyde

29, Nov, 2018 @5:23 PM

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Russell Brand: My Life by William Shakespeare review – self-help from the Bard
Narrating his life via sonnets and speeches, the motormouth comic delivers a show that is both egotistical and endearing

Brian Logan

21, Nov, 2018 @2:45 PM

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