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Sacha Baron Cohen On Why Trump Prompted Him To Make ‘Who Is America?’ & How The Show Captures American Madness — Deadline Disruptors

Sacha Baron Cohen On Why Trump Prompted Him To Make ‘Who Is America?’ & How The Show Captures American Madness — Deadline Disruptors

In the seven episodes of his Showtime series Who is America? Sacha Baron Cohen played a series of characters thrown into meeting real people, and served up some of the year’s finest laughs, even as he charged into dealing with chilling alt-right subjects who were all too quick to demonstrate their racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and stupidity. The show captured all that is wrong in this polarized country.

In the course of the series, he duped Dick Cheney, Roy Moore, Sarah Palin and O.J. Simpson with his larger-than-life characters. And for his efforts, he was Golden Globe nominated and is hotly tipped to appear on Emmy’s list for Best Comedy Actor, and the show for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.

Donald Trump’s election victory prompted you to make Who Is America? but he’s been Telflon Don; why does nothing stick to him?

The caveat here is, you’re

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