Russell Brand is a fake, anyone with half a brain can see through his act.
Tim Stanley at The Telegraph sums him up quite well:
Look, Brand isnâ€™t a bad or untalented person. But heâ€™s not the Messiah, either. He condemns the elites and big money but heâ€™s only where he is because TV producers have promoted him to that position. Proof that he enjoys an absurd amount of cultural capital was the fact that this edition of BBC Question Time was followed by an ad for his new documentary about drug rehabilitation on BBC3. And while he claims to be on the side of ordinary people (and, hey, is indeed authentically working-class and from the south east), his schtick goes down best with metropolitan liberals, Green Party activists and students. In fact, Russell Brand epitomises everything that went wrong for the Left. It still romantically sees itself as the voice of the folks but itâ€™s utterly divorced from their concerns and culture. In Kent, we donâ€™t do New Age religion, we donâ€™t do long hair, we donâ€™t do banker bashing and we donâ€™t do one-world-letâ€™s-give-away-free-money stuff. Again, itâ€™s not that weâ€™re all Ukippers. Itâ€™s just that we prefer a bit of experience and reason.