Sacha Baron Cohen, the King of prank interviews who brought us characters like Ali G and Borat, makes his return to television with a new series, Who is America?.
The seven episodes of Who is America? will be broadcast Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, starting with the premiere on July 15. Even if you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch a live stream of Who is America? (or DVR it, or watch it on-demand) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for a free trial of one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services.
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Who is America? is a series that has been widely anticipated–for about a week.
There were rumors that Showtime was coming out with a new series, and rumors about who was heading the project, but details were always scarce. That was until last week, when Baron Cohen released a short video of an interview with former Vice President Dick Cheney in which the interviewer–Baron Cohen, though we don’t see the character he’s playing–asks Cheney to “sign my waterboard kit”.
A few days later, Showtime released a short teaser for the new series:
In the days that followed, alleged victims of Baron Cohen’s prank interviews began popping up. The most notable was former Vice President nominee Sarah Palin, who claimed that Baron Cohen disguised himself as a disabled U.S. veteran to land an interview, calling his humor “evil, exploitative and sick.”
Baron Cohen soon shot back with a response from Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PHD, his newest character who will likely be featured on the new series:
So, we have a show that was filmed in secret for a year, that was only announced a couple of days ago, and that hasn’t even aired its first episode yet, and it’s still generating a massive amount of buzz. An interesting marketing campaign to say the least, but it looks like it will be a successful one.
Baron Cohen has taken on many different projects over the last several years, but this is when he’s at his best. And with plenty of new victims and characters to play with, Who is America? is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated series of the year.