Russell Brand and the GQ awards

Posted on 16 September 2013

Brand’s prose is a little purpley, but his perspective on this event is fascinating.

I could see the room dividing as I spoke. I could hear the laughter of some and louder still silence of others. I realised that for some people this was regarded as an event with import. The magazine, the sponsors and some of those in attendance saw it as a kind of ceremony that warranted respect. In effect, it is a corporate ritual, an alliance between a media organisation, GQ, and a commercial entity, Hugo Boss. What dawned on me as the night went on is that even in apparently frivolous conditions the establishment asserts control, and won’t tolerate having that assertion challenged, even flippantly, by that most beautifully adept tool: comedy.

The GuardianRussell Brand and the GQ awards: ‘It’s amazing how absurd it seems’

Peace and kindness,

Katherine


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