I realise that in the past I have said some rude things about Russell Brand. I have accused him of bullying behaviour towards old age pensioners. I have often thought his only real achievement was being more talented than Jonathan Ross. Although this wasn't much of a compliment.
However I have realised over the last few years that he is quite funny. I've laughed quite a lot at his views on politics and the environment, for example.
I hasten to add that I've not seen him on stage, or read any of his books. I suspect that would only ruin my new impression of him.