Russell Brand Talks Charlie Sheen, Olympics on “Conan”
O’Brien brought up the topic of Charlie Sheen, and asked Russell if he’s been taking the “Hot Shots” star to his Yoga classes.
Brand replied, “If one thing would be guaranteed to ruin Yoga, it would be the presence of Charlie Sheen! I know him, that Charlie Sheen. I went around his house once. Then there was a message from Charlie Sheen on my answering machine… It went something like, 'Brand, Genius 1 this is Genius 2. It’s Charlie Sheen…' so I listened to it carefully and it was instructions to go to his house… He was at a round a table with a bunch of guys who looked on edge.”
As for the upcoming 2012 Olympics in London, Brand noted, “I think we’re under a lot of pressure, because when China did the Olympics, they were clearly able to demonstrate during the opening ceremony that they could make all of these people do the exact same thing all at once.”
Conan asked, “Do you think London is going to be able to rise to the challenge?” Russell replied, “No way. Because, like, China they did such a great job. We’re too clumsy, we’re too self-effacing, and as you know with the English, the politeness masks deep sexual deviance.”