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It’s a Tired Shtick, but Sacha Baron Cohen is Shticking To It

By Logan McRay

Sacha Baron Cohen has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his work in the unfunny cringe Showtime series “Who Is America.” In the show, Cohen dons unconvincing make up, springs ridiculous scenarios on unsuspecting locals (a giant Mosque in a sleepy Arizona town) and then films the appropriate, expected reactions for laughs and finger pointing (you don’t want a giant Mosque? Bigots!).

From Hollywood Reporter:

“Cohen's Who Is America? — centered around pranking political figures and unsuspecting celebrities and civilians — sparked controversy when it aired this summer. In this first episode alone, Cohen (who adopted a slew of characters for the show) was able to convince multiple real-life Republican members of Congress to participate in a PSA encouraging Americans to support a program called "Kinderguardians" that would teach 4-year-olds how to shoot guns.”

Gun safety for children? Haha, what rubes!

Cohen has been trying to find a successful follow up to his hit Borat (2006) character, which portrayed Eastern Europeans as superstitious sexual perverts. Unfortunately for Cohen, being the willing subject of ridicule for a cosmopolitan elitist has become all so tiresome for normal people.

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