Comedian Russell Brand had an amazingly awkward interview — or was it simply amazing? — on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. The three news anchors seem nervous and make half-assed attempts at humor and repeatedly talk to the comedian as if he’s not there “and as if I’m an extraterrestrial” as Brand describes it. Even after Brand points out that it’s rude and weird, they continue. Eventually, Brand takes over to finally promote his Middle Eastern stand-up comedy tour The Messiah Complex the way he thinks is best. Watch all the weirdness below.