Russell’s a great host now, but it took him a bit to figure out that his brand of humor wasn’t initially embraced by Americans. At the 2008 VMAs, Russell broke just about every courtesy that exists when it comes to cracking jokes in mixed company. We’re not real sure how they do things across the pond, but in the States we all know it’s best to avoid politics and religion until you know your audience. Brand called President Bush a “retarded cowboy fellow” and then taunted the wildly popular Jonas Brothers for wearing purity rings. Fans of the show went from being mildly offended to completely outraged when Russell Brand cut off Robert Pattinson. There’s a line, and Brand crossed it.