Tonight's Best TV

A Daily Guide to Notable Shows by Ray Rahman

10-11:30PM Epix

Russell Brand: Messiah Complex

It takes a special kind of wanker to tie Nietzsche quotes and lines like ''tumble dryer full of tits'' into a seam less routine. Brand is just that guy in this uproarious stand-up set, which finds the wild Brit gyrating across the stage as he digs into some of his favorite subjects—social artifices, our ''cultural malaise,'' and the patriarchal conglomerate—like some eccentric college professor (with tenure). Thanks to his acrid wit, he manages to pull it off—Gandhi gross-out jokes and all. A — Carolyn Todd

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