Video interviews on CHUD. I know what you’re thinking: What did I do to deserve this, and will I be able to unsee what has been seen?

You may remember that last week I went to Hawaii for the junket for Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the new romantic comedy from the Apatow camp. Written by and starring Jason Segel, it’s about a guy whose TV star girlfriend breaks up with him for an English rocker; trying to get over the pain he takes a Hawaiian vacation and discovers she’s staying at the same resort he is, with her new boyfriend.

Video is new to me, and what a way to pop my cherry. We’re still figuring all of this out – how to do these interviews and how to present them – so hopefully you’ll bear with us in the early days of this weird new era on CHUD.

I’ll be bringing you video interviews for the next two weeks leading up to the film’s release. Let’s start with my intro, filmed on the gorgeous beach of Oahu’s North Shore…



The first interview is with Russell Brand, the English comedian who plays Sarah Marshall’s new boyfriend. Brand is not that well known in the US, but Forgetting Sarah Marshall – which he essentially steals – may go a long way towards changing that. Brand’s life story (documented in his memoir, My Booky Wook) is filled with debauchery and drug abuse, and is being turned into a film by Michael Winterbottom. But not many people know that Brand is deeply involved with the Inuit people…