Sacha Baron Cohen's efforts to lure in Roy Moore included a $200 donation to an anti-gay nonprofit

Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy starts in the places where a lot of people’s comfort zones ends; the Borat comedian has made a career out of inviting upon himself a mixture of scorn and discomfort, both from his audiences, and from the people he interviews. Still, that level of taboo-violation is going to differ a lot…

Roy Moore sues Sacha Baron Cohen for calling him a pedophile, so there's that problem solved

Because nothing makes you look like a cool, down-to-earth guy like taking a swing at a clown, former Alabama judge/failed Senate candidate/alleged fixture of the “Guys to keep an eye on” board at your local mall Roy Moore announced today that he was filing a federal lawsuit against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Moore is…

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 Baron Cohen delivers the laughs, but overplays his hand on an uneven Who Is America? 

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Who Is America? wants headlines. It wants to entertain, sure, but it really wants to see its stunts ripple throughout the 24-hour news cycle. That’s a key difference between this show and Sacha Baron Cohen’s Da Ali G Show—where the latter sought (mostly) to investigate humanity, politeness, and professional behaviors…

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,…

Waterboard kit signed by Dick Cheney popped up on eBay last night, disappeared today

“Very valuable.” So said former Vice President Dick Cheney as he signed a waterboard kit on last night’s episode of Who Is America?, Sacha Baron Cohen’s new satirical Showtime series. He wasn’t kidding; the signed bottle popped up on eBay yesterday, earning a bid of nearly $4,000 before the auction site, for some…

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