The dearly missed comedian, Sean Lock, once humorously called out Russell Brand on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats. The resurfacing of this clip couldn’t have been more ill-timed for Brand. The comedian is currently grappling with grave allegations of sexual assault, rape, and emotional abuse. The allegations were brought by four women, spanning the years 2006 to 2013.
The footage from 8 Out of 10 Cats originally aired in November 2014. In it, Sean Lock, who sadly passed in 2021 at 58, strongly expresses his dislike for Brand. In a quote that has been making the rounds on social media, Lock declares, “Probably the reason I hate him so much is because I’m a dad, and I’ve got this fear that my daughters will bring someone like that home.”
Lock Couldn’t Hide His Dislike For Brand
Lock’s contempt for Brand stemmed from the latter’s controversial comments about voting in 2013. Brand’s call to abstain from voting, expressed during an interview with Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight, clashed with Lock’s views. He did not mince words in his criticism, stating, “The main problem now is that people get the politicians they deserve because they don’t take any interest in politics. And [Brand] saying to people who are disaffected already and aren’t engaged with the political process, ‘Don’t vote,’ is the most moronic, self-serving, pathetic bit of attention-seeking w***.”
The clip also shows Lock humorously imitating Brand, waving his hand in the air and copying his speech. Lock also cheekily said:“Such a pleasure to be in your charming abode“. The audience’s laughter would later gain new relevance amidst Brand’s recent challenges, unbeknownst to them at the time.
Brand’s current predicament is not to be taken lightly. Following the damning allegations detailed in The Times, The Sunday Times, and Channel 4’s Dispatches documentary, both the BBC and Channel 4 have initiated their own internal investigations into the matter. Moreover, Channel 4 has taken the drastic step of removing all content featuring Brand from its streaming service.
Adding another layer of intrigue to this situation are past comments made by Brand’s ex-wife, Katy Perry. Perry alluded to a “real truth” about Brand that she chose not to disclose during a 2013 interview with Vogue.
Brand’s Ex Katy Perry Also Spoke Out
“I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day,” Perry had stated.
Brand, in response to the allegations, released a video vehemently denying them. He claimed his previous relationships were consensual, casting doubt on potential hidden motives behind the allegations.
“Amidst this litany of astonishing, rather baroque attacks are some very serious allegations that I absolutely refute,” he said. “Now, during that time of promiscuity, the relationships I had were absolutely, always consensual. I was always transparent about that then, almost too transparent, and I am being transparent about it now as well. To see that transparency metastasized into something criminal, that I absolutely deny, makes me question – is there another agenda at play?”
In the wake of these allegations, Brand’s upcoming stand-up shows have been postponed.