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Sacha Baron Cohen Might Head to Showtime for New Project in the Style of ‘Da Ali G Show’

Sacha Baron Cohen Might Head to Showtime for New Project in the Style of ‘Da Ali G Show’

Sacha Baron Cohen may be returning to late-night TV, delivering politically incorrect, character-driven comedy for the Trump era. Baron Cohen is in talks with Showtime to host a new series, Variety has confirmed. The format will be in the style of “Da Ali G Show,” Baron Cohen’s breakout series that aired on Channel 4 in the U.K. and HBO in the U.S. in the early aughts. Baron Cohen recently teased the show with a video posted to Twitter, featuring real footage of Donald Trump calling him a “third-rate character” and telling him to “go to school, learn about being funny.”

While there are few details about the new series, it is believed that one or two episodes have already been produced. Baron Cohen has previously said that his “Da Ali G Show” characters have been retired, suggesting the latest series will feature all new characters.

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