July 22, 2018

Star of 'Borat' and 'Bruno' returns satirical gaze to US

10 July 2018, 12:05 | Elsie Buchanan

A teaser for the programme showed former US vice president Dick Cheney autographing a “waterboard kit”

A teaser for the programme showed former US vice president Dick Cheney autographing a “waterboard kit”

"That's the first time I've ever signed a waterboard", he says.

"We'd like to tell you about a new comedy that's coming, but we can't", the network said in their promotional video.

"Imagine if Sacha Baron Cohen had been undercover secretly filming a new show for a year", Showtime suggests in the teaser for a new TV show from the notorious prankster behind Ali G, Borat, and Brüno.

Now the actor has shared a second video which teases what has been reported to be a new series for Showtime.

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Cable channel Showtime said the seven episode "Who Is America?" will launch on Sunday in the United States and on July 16 on Britain's Channel 4.

We see Cheney on screen, sitting in an armchair and happily signing the apparent torture device. "He is the premier provocateur of our time, but not for the sake of 'gotcha" moments.

Part of Sacha Baron Cohen's brilliance relied on the notion that in the early years no one was familiar with the outlandish characters he created like Ali G, Borat, and Bruno.

"So how do we promote perhaps the most risky show in the history of television when we're not allowed to show it?" Behind the elaborate setup is a genuine quest for the truth about people, places and politics.

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That's right, Cohen got a former American vice-president to sign his waterboard kit. "You've been warned" the posters tease, while giving us the first glance of Cohen's character - a guy suspiciously peeking out of windows with various eyewear.

The new Sacha Baron Cohen show will premiere on Showtime July 15.

On the Fourth of July holiday, Cohen also tweeted a video mocking Trump. Other than Trump, Baron Cohen could also be targeting other celebrities.

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