Sunday 20 October 2019

Sacha Baron Cohen teases new show billed as 'perhaps the most dangerous show in the history of television'

Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the LA premiere of Alice Through The Looking Glass (AP)
Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the LA premiere of Alice Through The Looking Glass (AP)
Sacha Baron Cohen/Borat poses for photographers during the Photocall for 'Borat-The Movie' on the beach in Cannes. Photo: Ian West/PA. Unique
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Sacha Baron Cohen has teased a new TV show and it looks to be as provocative as you would expect.

Last week the actor shared a clip of President Donald Trump taking a pop at him and calling him a "third rate character".

Trump added, "I only wish that you would have been punched in the face so many times right now he'd be in a hospital.  It was disgraceful.  He ought to be fired immediately.  Sacha Baron Cohen go to school, learn about being funny, you don't know s***".

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

“Imagine if Sacha Baron Cohen had been undercover secretly filming a new show for a year...” it begins.

It then shows former Vice President Dick Cheney - who supports the use of waterboarding as an interrogation tool - signing a waterboard kit. 

Cheney appears to be in conversation with a heavily-accented Baron Cohen which has prompted some to suggest the actor will engage with and interview celebrities and politicians in character, like he previously did as Ali G.

Deadline reports that the show will release on July 15 in the US.

Vulture, meanwhile, has revealed that the show will be titled, "Who Is America? having spotted posters in Brooklyn which say, "You've been warned" and appear to show Sacha Baron Cohen peeking out with sunglasses on.

Showtime, meanwhile, have been keeping schtum on the details.  A video posted online teased:

“We’d like to tell you about a new comedy that’s coming, but we can’t.  The creators won’t let us show you a scene, the lawyers won’t let us tell you the name of the star, and we can’t even reveal the show’s title or we’d be breaking our nondisclosure agreement.

"So how do we promote perhaps the most dangerous show in the history of television when we’re not allowed to show it? F*** if I know.”

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