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When Russell Brand agreed to appear on MSNBC's Morning Joe Monday, he probably assumed he would promote his world comedy tour Messiah Complex. Instead, the hosts preferred to undermine and mock the comedian at every turn.

Throughout the interview, co-host Mika Brzezinkski and panelists Katty Kay and Brian Shactman pretend that they can't understand what Brand says (because this is America, not England), refer to him in the third person (even though he's right in front of them) and, at one point, start referring to him by the wrong name (with him still directly in front of them).

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At first, Brand ignores the gibes, but at approximately the 5:30 mark, he fights back, lecturing the hosts on good manners and demonstrating that he can do their job better than them.Watch the full video below.