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Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 5:52PM EDT
Sarah Palin: Sacha Baron Cohen duped me for Who Is America? by posing as a wounded veteran
"Yup — we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now?" Palin wrote on Facebook, revealing that she was one of the unwitting participants on Showtime's Who Is America?, along with former Vice President Dick Cheney. "I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick 'humor' of the British 'comedian' Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime." She explained that Cohen "had heavily disguised himself as a disabled U.S. Veteran, fake wheelchair and all," adding: "Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long 'interview' full of Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm — but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin. The disrespect of our U.S. military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse."
Posted Monday 7/09/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Showtime confirms Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? will premiere on Sunday, July 15
"I hope you'll tune in next week for an interview with me," former Vice President Dick Cheney says in a promo accompanying Showtime's announcement of the mysterious series it had been touting as "dangerous." Who Is America? will “explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation," said Showtime in its formal announcement. “Sacha is a comedic genius who shocks you with his audacity, bravery and inventiveness,” added Showtime president David Nevins in a statement. “He is the premier provocateur of our time, but not for the sake of ‘gotcha’ moments. Behind the elaborate setup is a genuine quest for the truth about people, places and politics. Nobody knows how to cause a stir like Sacha Baron Cohen, and it’s going to be fascinating to watch what happens when Who Is America? is released on the world.”
Posted Sunday 7/08/18 at 6:39PM EDT
Sacha Baron Cohen tricks Dick Cheney on Showtime's Who Is America?, premiering next Sunday
The mysterious project that Showtime has teased over the past two weeks as "perhaps the most dangerous show in the history of television," has been revealed to be Cohen's new series, Who Is America? "Imagine if Sacha Baron Cohen had been undercover secretly filming a new show for a year" asks a video tweeted by the comic actor this afternoon, showing footage of former Vice President Cheney signing a "waterboard kit" at the request of an undercover Cohen. It appears Cohen will take a Da Ali G Show-like approach to fooling his interview subjects. Vulture editors spotted a series of posters for the series in Brooklyn, which include the statement: "You've been warned." Who is America? is set to premiere Sunday July 15.