YAS! Looks like Sacha Baron Cohen is making a comedy about Donald Trump
“How long has there been businesses?”
It’s easy to forget just how damn funny Sacha Baron Cohen was when he first burst onto the TV back in the late 1990s. His brutal interviews as Ali G genuinely innovative and jaw dropping.
Eventually, the character got too big to fool people in Britain, so he took Ali to America, made a not-great film, and created a couple of other characters – Kazakhstani reporter Borat, and Austrian gay fashionista Bruno. Both of them had very funny movies.
All things must past though, and Baron Cohen got too famous to do his fake interview shtick. His subsequent film have not been all that – The Dictator was actually pretty funny, but Grimsby? Does anyone remember that?
He needs an edge to really be at his best – and it looks like he might have found a new muse: Donald Trump.
Wednesday was July 4, American Independence Day, and to mark this occasion, Baron Cohen tweeted this mysterious video:
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) July 4, 2018
(That is the only time Baron Cohen has ever tweeted, by the way).
What Trump is referring to in that achieve footage is the time Ali G interviewed him on his US show, and pitched him ‘ice cream gloves’.
What could this refer to though? A new film? A documentary? Or is it just a joke? Or is it just a July 4 joke? Let’s hope it is something that gets Baron Cohen back to his best.