BrandX with Russell Brand features Brand's unvarnished and unfiltered point of view on current events, worldwide politics and popular culture. Taking on the news of the day like no one else, Brand uses his unconventional sensibility, spirituality, humor and status as a recently transplanted Englishman to get to the bottom of what the news really means. The show will be driven by Brand's interaction with a live audience as he discusses pundits, news makers and activists -- many of whom he calls his friends. In addition, former Congressional policy advisor and Harvard University graduate Matt Stoller will appear on BrandX as a political, economic and historical consultant. The half-hour show, produced weekly from a Hollywood night club, will bring an unmistakably irreverent attitude to FX late night.
Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night! For forty years this famous phrase has signalled the start of one of the greatest and most innovative sketch comedy shows of all time. Since its launch in 1975, "Saturday Night Live" has been the destination for generation after generation of ground-breaking comedic performers. The show has launched the careers of numerous comedy legends, including Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig and many more. Through the years, the ever-evolving cast has kept a finger firmly on the pulse of the times. From pop culture parodies to political satire, the show has produced countless unforgettable characters and catchphrases, while playing host to some of the biggest names in entertainment, sports, music and politics.
Tumble down the social media wormhole with everyone's favorite nerd, Chris Hardwick, as he leads a daily, late-night competition to determine which top comedian has the funniest take on the day's tweets, vines and pop culture posts.