Well, Sacha Baron Cohen is again, and it looks like nothing has modified. On Sunday, the rogue comic—who trades in absurdist, elaborate pranks and bigger than life alter egos—revealed on Twitter that he’s secretly spent the previous yr filming a brand new TV sequence. As a kicker, he tossed in a clip from the mission, wherein Cohen asks former vice chairman Dick Cheney to signal a “waterboard kit” (i.e. a jug of water). Lo and behold, Cheney seems, amiably dropping a John Hancock on the package.
“That’s a first,” Cheney says. “That’s the first time I ever signed a waterboard.”
One would . . . hope . . . so? As chances are you’ll recall, Cheney was a proponent of the torture technique during his time as vice chairman, standing by his decision for years after the very fact as nicely. See the teaser for your self under, which additionally incorporates a fast, mysterious montage of footage from the upcoming sequence.
Cohen has not but revealed every other particulars in regards to the mission, together with its or its launch date. However, it’s been reported that it would possibly be a brand new sequence for Showtime, titled Who Is America? set to air on July 15, in keeping with Vulture. The community dropped an analogous teaser for a mysterious upcoming present on Jun. 29, dubbing it “the most dangerous show in the history of television.” That sounds proper in Cohen’s wheelhouse, doesn’t it?
The comic, who obtained his begin on the gotcha interview-focused Da Ali G Show, has taken a break from his scandal-induced model of comedy over the previous few years, focusing as a substitute on appearing in films like Alice Through the Looking Glass and Les Misérables. But contemplating our ludicrous political state, it appears solely proper that Cohen would pop up once more with one thing punchy and well timed. If he managed to get Cheney to do one thing as insane as signal a waterboard package, there’s no telling what the remainder of the mission will deliver.