Comedy is an art form that can be diluted into manifestations of a lesser quality. For instance, comedy that depends on props, gags, or bathroom humor can be considered less intellectually stimulating, compared to a bit of cultivated satire within a compelling play or essay. Both types of humor are valued in comedy, but to the public, which one relays a lasting impression?
In recent years, the popular Englishman, Russell Brand, has become a cultural icon. He’s known for his witty humor and controversial jabs at political figures, but is he a real force to be reckoned with?
Indeed, Russell Brand is a pillar of intellectual refinement in comedy. Instead of employing sloppy humor just to get by, his routines center upon making a conscious statement. Notably, his political perspective sticks with him in his personal life. For example, as a way of raising social awareness, the comedian is advocating for the #WalkTheWalk campaign, which is a global initiative aimed at improving climate conditions. The campaign asks people to upload pictures and videos of their feet in the process of walking. The pictures and videos stream directly onto the website, so there are tons of samples to see. For instance, in one memorable clip, a ballerina’s pointed toes are shown strutting down a busy city street. Visually, the campaign is charming! Most importantly, #WalkTheWalk is a way to secure a “better, cleaner, renewable world”. For the campaign to pick up, campaign leaders urge participants to spread the campaign’s message by sharing their #WalkTheWalk pictures and videos on social media. Hopefully, this international display of concern for the climate will draw the attention of political figures in charge of improving the environment’s current state.