Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Sacha Baron Cohen's year-long undercover prank

Dick Cheney autographing waterboarding kit Sacha Baron Cohen's year-long undercover prank
Stacy Diaz | 09 July, 2018, 20:23

Official description: "In the works over the past year, the seven-episode series will explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation".

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

Mystery show revealed. has confirmed an order for Who Is America?

Cohen first hinted at the series on Fourth of July by sharing a clip in which Donald Trump ridicules the comedian and tells "this third rate character" to "go to school" and "learn about being amusing".

Baron Cohen said in 2016 that Trump participated in the interview longer than most guests.

"Sacha is a comedic genius who shocks you with his audacity, bravery and inventiveness", Showtime president David Nevins said in a statement.

Viewers can then hear Cohen asking the torture-loving former vice president, "Dick Cheney, is it possible to sign my waterboard kit?" Behind the elaborate setup is a genuine quest for the truth about people, places and politics.

After the vaguest of vague teasers last week, Cohen dropped a clip on Twitter that still doesn't answer a ton of questions but does feature the undercover filmmaker getting Dick Cheney to cheerfully sign a waterboard kit on camera.

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

"That's a first - first time I've ever signed a waterboard", Cheney says, apparently unaware he's being pranked by Baron Cohen. Showtime soon announced that it had picked up Baron Cohen's project, a comedy interview series in the vein of the Da Ali G Show, which first launched him to fame.