The Ali G prankster is back undercover again, and former Vice President Dick Cheney is the first in his sights
We’ve already written about Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest project, although not much was known about it just a mere four days ago - all we had was a cryptic teaser. We weren’t even sure if it was a TV show or a film - terrible investigative journalism from us, there, we must be reprimanded.
But hey! Now we know a bit more about it - we know it’s most likely going to be called Who Is America, and will be a series on US network Showtime.
They’ve described the lead character as “shameless,” “unhinged,” and “cold-blooded” - and it will apparently be “perhaps the most dangerous show in the history of television”.
Here’s a small, no-information-revealed-whatsoever teaser:
Not giving much away there, but thankfully, we now have the first clip, courtesy of Cohen, and it’s a doozy:
Yep, that’s Dick Cheney signing a ‘waterboarding kit’ at the request of an offscreen Cohen, using an accent and presumably in disguise. Back to his roots, humiliating famous people it seems, a direction which is entirely welcome - he is the undisputed master of getting people to say the absolute worst things possible, after all.
Baron Cohen posted this on Twitter on American Independence Day last week - a mock ‘Trump University’ clip of the president berating him as a ‘third-rate character’:
The show is set to air on July 15, so we’ve not got long to wait until we can see an actual, full, proper episode. Very exciting.