Saturday, 21 July, 2018


Dick Cheney Interview Teased for New Sacha Baron Cohen Show

Dick Cheney autographing waterboarding kit Sacha Baron Cohen’s Newest Character Has Arrived, and He’s Here to Mock America
Hannah Rogers | 09 July, 2018, 21:41

It's reportedly called "Who is America?" and Donald Trump, naturally, will be a main target.

Cohen is writing and directing the seven-episode series which "will explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation".

All indications so far suggest that the British comedian is returning to the Ali G format of spoof interviews, a likelihood compounded by a recent tweet from Baron Cohen. Unclear what's creepier - that Sacha thought of this and actually asked Cheney, or that the former VP of the United States of America had no qualms signing a "waterboard kit".

Baron Cohen followed up those posters with a video teaser giving us a first look at the series, which the comedian/actor has been working on in secret for almost a year.

"Sacha is a comedic genius who shocks you with his audacity, bravery and inventiveness", president and CEO David Nevins said. Cohen is scheduled to premiere on July 15 on Showtime. Behind the elaborate setup is a genuine quest for the truth about people, places and politics.

According to Variety, the actor has a longstanding feud with the president, stemming from the comedian's "Da Ali G Show".

"Imagine if Sacha Baron Cohen had been undercover secretly filming a new show for a year..." reads the clip's opening title card. "That's the first time I've ever signed a waterboard", he says. The new series is created and executive produced by Baron Cohen and is also executive produced by Anthony Hines, Todd Schulman, Andrew Newman, Dan Mazer and Adam Lowitt.

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