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

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

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…

Jim Carrey embraces his creepy Mr. Rogers side in the first trailer for Showtime's Kidding

Even before his most recent, high-profile bouts with murder thrillers, political nudes, and publicly fucking with people, there’s always been an edge of madness to a good Jim Carrey performance. That’s something that Kidding, his new Showtime series with Eternal Sunshine collaborator Michel Gondry, seems to be banking…

Showtime’s docu-series The Fourth Estate is catnip for political news junkies

“It just never stops,” says one person. “It’s such crazypants bullshit,” another opines. A third sums up something anyone in this country could’ve said in the past year, when it comes to following the current vein of politics in America: “You get tired of saying ‘holy shit,’ because you’d be saying it every three…