Sacha Baron Cohen gets O.J. Simpson to joke about killing wives in awkward interview on "Who Is America?"

Sacha Baron Cohen posed as a "billionaire playboy" as he interviewed O.J. Simpson in yesterday's finale of Who Is America?. Sacha's character gleefully hinted that he'd killed his own wife, and O.J. went along with it, joking about how lengthening a bungee cord would help get the job done. The interview was cringe-worthy, to say the least. Read the rest

Sacha Baron Cohen convinces pro-gun activist to bite a dildo on his show

In the Showtime series, Who Is America?, Sacha Baron Cohen convinces far-right leaders and activists to do silly things. He got Dick Cheney to sign a waterboard, Joe Arpaio to say he'd accept a blow job from Trump, and GOP lawmaker Jason Spencer to pull down his pants and yell the N-word. In the latest episode, he convinced pro-gun activist Dan Roberts that the best strategy to prevent yourself from being beheaded was by biting the would-be executioner's penis. Roberts enthusiastically tried out the tactic on Cohen, who wore a strap on dildo.

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Sacha Baron Cohen confronts Roy Moore with a beeping "pedophile detector"

Archprankster Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G, Borat, etc) has a new show called Who Is America? where he disguises himself sits down with US politicians and tries to get them to do something absurd, with some pretty remarkable (and even career-ending) results (though not everybody falls for it). Read the rest

Republican lawmaker screams racial slurs and exposes self on Sacha Baron Cohen show

Just when the pundits were insisting Sacha Baron Cohen was already outstaying his welcome. Read the rest

Sarah Palin complains about being pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen

Sarah Palin is doing a great job promoting Sacha Baron Cohen's Showtime series, Who is America?, by going on TV and complaining that she had been tricked and embarrassed by Cohen when he interviewed her under false pretenses. Gee, who wants that?

Interestingly, the is one of the first times that Palin didn't speak in the kind of nonsensical word salad she is famous for. She is articulate and directly answers the pandering softball questions that the Good Morning America host gently tosses her.

And here's former GOP Illinois congressman / radio host Joe Walsh making similar complaints about being tricked into supporting the proposal to give guns to preschoolers:

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Bernie Sanders was not amused by Sacha Baron Cohen's disguised character

You've probably seen the video clip from Who Is America? in which comedian provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen easily convinces right wing politicians and lobbyists to express their support for giving guns to four-year-olds. Here's another clip with Cohen's character trying to explain a mathematically unsound proposal to Bernie Sanders, who patiently explains why the proposal move the 99% into the 1% won't work. Read the rest

More Sacha Baron Cohen funnies: getting wingnuts to endorse "kinder-guardians" program to arm 3-year-olds

Sacha "Ali G/Borat" Baron Cohen has a new prank show called "Who Is America?" in the offing in which he punks political figures into endorsing bizarre, extreme political positions (think of it as a 21st century "Brass Eye"). Read the rest

Sacha Baron Cohen punks Dick Cheney in promo for his new undercover show

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Sacha Baron Cohen, the man behind Ali G and Borat, is back with a new show which premieres this weekend. In the promo for the satirical half-hour series, called Who is America?, the British comedian can be heard asking, "Dick Cheney, is it possible to sign my waterboard kit?" The former Vice President answers, "Sure!" and is then shown autographing an empty plastic water jug. It then cuts to him, "That's the first time I've ever signed a waterboard." Troll level: expert.

From the official description: "In the works over the past year, the seven-episode series explores the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation."

Showtime Networks president and CEO David Nevins said in a statement, "Sacha is a comedic genius who shocks you with his audacity, bravery and inventiveness. He is the premier provocateur of our time, but not for the sake of ‘gotcha’ moments. Behind the elaborate setup is a genuine quest for the truth about people, places and politics. Nobody knows how to cause a stir like Sacha Baron Cohen, and it’s going to be fascinating to watch what happens when Who Is America? is released on the world.”

The show begins airing Sunday, July 15 at 10 PM ET/PT on Showtime.

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