The Brits amongst you will know Russell Brand as the comedian who left a risqué message on the voicemail of Andrew Sachs (Manuel from Fawlty Towers) which sent the BBC into mayhem.
The Americans will know him as being Katy Perry’s other half.
The rest of us may well be surprised by his opinion on the 'cult of the celebrity', the 'narrative of fame', the ‘emptiness of life’ and the pursuit of consumerism.
One quote from this interview is particular interesting:Someone told me once that all desire is desire to be with God but in substitute form. So perhaps we can draw attention not to the shadow on the wall but to the source of light itselfJeremy Paxman interviews Russell Brandhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/9053238.stm