Sacha Baron Cohen turns a MAGA chud into a terrorist as Who Is America? comes to a close

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Who Is America?, the Sacha Baron Cohen series Showtime called “the most dangerous TV show ever,” anchored its season finale with a terrorist attack. A fictional one, sure, but the man involved, a man who one might assume knew he was being filmed, pressed a button that he was told would result in the death of a…

Who Is America? nabs Jill Stein and Howard Dean, but its biggest laughs have nothing to do with politics

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Who Is America? shot itself in the foot a bit, yeah? Its first several episodes featured astounding stunts that cunningly nudged figures of immense power into stunning displays of irresponsibility, racism, and moral corruption, setting up an expectation that, along with Showtime’s claim of the series being “the most…

Sacha introduces a new character and Joe Arpaio argues with a toy donut on a middling Who Is America?

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Okay, let’s start with the good stuff. Joe Arpaio, the aggressively racist Arizona sheriff who was pardoned by President Donald Trump after illegally detaining Latinos, appears in this episode on the “unboxing” show of OMGWhizzBoyOMG, Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest creation. A Finnish celebrity with bright orange hair,…

Who Is America? could be funnier, but it's framing politics in ways no other comedy has

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Who Is America?, the new Sacha Baron Cohen series that Showtime’s touted as “the most dangerous TV show ever,” opens with video clips that portray a starry-eyed, sepia-toned vision of America before accelerating into a barrage of recent news footage: President Donald Trump mocking a disabled person; adult film…