Update 8/28: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Showtime has yet to officially cancel Who is America, despite Cohen claiming that the most recent episode would be “the last EVER show”. I guess the joke’s on us and there’s still a chance the series could return for a second season after all. Our original article follows.
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen appeared in two films in 2016 and then disappeared from screens for two years, laying dormant as he planned his next move. Then he burst onto the scene again with Who is America?, a surprise Showtime series that became controversial before it even aired its first episode. The first season came to an end last night, and Cohen says Who is America season 2 is not going to happen. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a new Avengers: Infinity War visual effects reel shows off sequences from inside Ebony Maw’s ship. Plus, a video essay explores the comedic philosophy of deception master Sacha Baron Cohen, and Juliet Naked co-stars Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd teach each other (and us) Australian and Irish slang respectively. Read More »
Who is America? may be hit or miss when it comes to the quality of its episodes, but at least its viral clips always provide us a good, righteous laugh. This time around, the subject is disgraced former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose racist, anti-illegal immigrants antics were so heinous that he received a federal criminal conviction — until he was pardoned by his good friend, President Donald Trump. Arpaio was never brought to court for his crimes of racial profiling and contempt of court.
In swoops Sacha Baron Cohen, posing as an outrageous, orange-haired YouTuber from Finland, to humiliate Arpaio for us, in place of actual legal justice. In a spoof of the ubiquitous “unboxing” videos that are inexplicably a huge genre in the YouTube community, Baron Cohen manages to get Arpaio to yell about gun control to a toy donut and admit that he would probably accept a blowjob from Trump. All in a good day’s work.
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The third episode of Sacha Baron Cohen‘s headline-making comedy documentary series Who Is America? aired last night, and right on schedule, we have the clip that will easily be the most talked about from the latest installment of the Showtime series.
Remember Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore? He’s the Republican who lost a special election in December of 2017 for an Alabama senate seat when allegations surfaced that he had a sexual encounter with a 14-year old girl when the politician himself was 32 years old. Several other women also came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct and even assault when they were teens.
So in an interview segment with Roy Moore on Who Is America?, Sacha Baron Cohen’s anti-terrorist expert character Colonel Erran Morad introduced a new piece of technology that is, uh, scientifically able to detect whether someone is a pedophile. You can imagine how it plays out during the interview with the disgraced but somehow shameless politician, but you can also watch for yourself. Read More »
Comedian and professional provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen‘s comedy series Who is America? penetrated the pop culture zeitgeist with its surprise premiere this past weekend. But the numbers are in, and it turns out the ratings are smaller than expected.
Find out how many people actually tuned in, see some clips from the premiere, a teaser for the second episode, and learn about a viral website from one of Cohen’s new characters that’s been operational for months. Read More »
Tonight brings the debut of Sacha Baron Cohen‘s new series Who is America? to Showtime. The series hasn’t even aired and it’s already stirred up controversy as Sarah Palin admitted she had been duped by the comedian in an interview conducted by Sacha Baron Cohen in disguise. Plus, there have been rumors that Howard Dean, Alberto Gonzales, Bernie Sanders, Trent Lott, General David Patraeus, and Ted Koppel have all been tricked by Cohen too.
If you’re wondering if this show will be worth paying for Showtime for a little bit, the cable network has released 10 minutes from the series, revealing one of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new characters: Colonel Erran Morad, an anti-terror expert. In the sneak preview of the series, he talks about arming children in schools, even as young as kindergarten age. And you need to see for yourself what kind of support he gets for this insane initiative. Read More »
Nothing says a new Sacha Baron Cohen show like a slew of outraged conservative figures crying “victim” after being duped by the comedian/actor. And the number of Sacha Baron Cohen victims is starting to balloon as we get closer to the premiere of his Showtime comedy interview series Who is America?
But of course, it’s not Baron Cohen who is doing the duping. It’s a person named Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick, Jr., a “United Parcel veteran” who has nothing to do with Baron Cohen whatsoever. Though their bone structures look oddly similar.
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Sacha Baron Cohen found plenty of fame by being a chameleon in front of the camera, hiding under the guise of various characters on Da Ali G Show. The HBO series paved the way for his big screen hit Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, and his less popular follow-up Brüno. But since then, Cohen hasn’t really delved into his comedic antics used to fool everyday people, celebrities and powerful politicians. Or so we thought.
Recently we learned that Sacha Baron Cohen has a new series coming to Showtime called Who Is America?. The premise of the series is along the lines of Da Ali G Show, featuring Cohen in disguise as various characters and speaking to people like former Vice President Dick Cheney, who signed a waterboard kit during his interview segment. It appears Cheney isn’t the only one who was tricked into being part of Cohen’s show. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin ended up in front of Cohen’s camera, and she’s pretty pissed off about it. Read More »
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Sacha Baron Cohen‘s cryptic hints at a new project might have been revealed. The actor/comedian is in talks with Showtime to star in a new comedy interview series — a return to the type of show that first rocketed him to fame.
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Sacha Baron Cohen may be reviving his long-standing feud with Donald Trump. On the 4th of July (because when else?) Cohen teased a new project that seems to take a dig at the president in a Twitter video titled “A Message from Donald J. Trump.”
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