Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has a new show Who is America? You may remember Sacha from his earlier works like Da Ali G Show and the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
Here is how Showtime describes the show:
WHO IS AMERICA? is a half-hour series from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, in his return to series television for the first time in more than a decade in the genre he created first in Da Ali G Show. In the works over the past year, WHO IS AMERICA? explores the diverse individuals who populate our unique nation, and features Baron Cohen experimenting in the playground of 2018 America. The seven-episode series premieres Sunday, July 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and is currently available on demand, only on SHOWTIME.
Who is America? features Cohen donning extreme personalities and doing what amounts to satirical improv with his unsuspecting guests. Take a look at this clip from the show, Who Is America? (2018) | First Look | Sacha Baron Cohen SHOWTIME Series, where he explores how nutty gun nuts are.
The NPR review of Who is America? describes it as a ‘prank show’. Does the author really believe Who is America? is in the same category as MTV’s Punk’d? If so, I’m guessing they also think Swift’s A Modest Proposal should be classified as a treatise on population control.
If you want to know more about Cohen you can check out this podcast episode of Marc Maron’s WTF?
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