It’s been difficult to avoid Russell Brand recently. The comedian and revolutionary has been all over the news with his rants against capitalism and call for a change in how things are done, and now he has a book, which has been widely panned, not least for its writing. Last week his long-winded prose style was mercilessly laughed at on Twitter once somebody noticed it sounded an awful lot like Cockney Phil Daniels’ observations on life in a famous song by Blur. Shouting (or typing) PARKLIFE! after every thing he said became a thing. Well, Brand has decided to have some fun with those who were mocking him. He’s made a parody of the parody. It’s all very meta.
Brand has teamed up with Irish comic duo Rubberbandits (brilliant, surreal satirists: just go look them up to see what you’re missing) and made a parody video of the Blur song, complete with Brand’s distinct nasal Cockney twang. You’ll be shouting CLASS STRIFE! for the rest of the day.