After Sean Hannity cancelled a scheduled appearance by Russell Brand, the British comedian decided to film an episode of his web series, The Trews, in front of Fox News’ headquarters — and was promptly asked to remove himself from the premises.
The episode begins with Brand demonstrating the ways in which “Bill O’Reilly is helping us become more Islamophobic.”
After playing a clip in which O’Reilly claims that 35 countries are governed by Sharia Law, “which is controversial, to say the least,” Brand replies, “No, the least you could say, Bill, would be nothing at all — and the world would be a better place.”
As he was criticizing O’Reilly, however, a security guard approached him. “Excuse me,” the guard says, “you can’t film here! This is private property!”
“Whose property is it?” Brand asks.
“Who does the building belong to?” Brand replies.
“It doesn’t matter,” the guard says.
“It does matter,” Brand answers. “I’ll just stay here then,” he says, returning to the front of the building.
“Do you wanna get arrested?” the guard asks, before escorting Brand to speak to another security guard.
Brand then repeats his question, “Who does this property belong to?” and is again told, “It belongs to the building.”
He then enters the building proper, where he is immediately confronted by yet another security guard, who informs him, “You cannot stay on the property and film anything.”
“Can I have a tour?” he asks. “I would love a tour.”
“Are you serious?” the guard responds. “You got to wait outside.”
“Because that’s what we want you to do.”
Brand decides not to heed their advice, and instead begins speaking to the receptionist.
“We were booked onto Sean Hannity’s show,” he tells her. “And then it was cancelled. Can I come up, have a look around, maybe have a look at the studio, touch some stuff, maybe meet some people from the Hannity show?”
She informs him that he cannot.
“Well, tell Sean Hannity I came by to have a chat to him,” he says as he departs.
Watch the entire episode of The Trews below.