Sacha Baron Cohen returns to Channel 4 screens in Who Is America?
“Sacha is a comedic genius who shocks you with his audacity, bravery and inventiveness.” – David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks
The series, Who Is America?, produced by stateside broadcaster Showtime will air on Channel 4 in the UK later this month. The satirical half-hour series has been devised, and stars, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.
Famous for creating a roster of iconic moments and incendiary characters, Baron Cohen returns to television for the first time in more than a decade, writing and directing this Showtime production. In the works over the past year, the seven-episode series will explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate the unique nation.
Baron Cohen burst onto the comedy scene with Channel 4’s Da Ali G Show which had a four-year run on the network. He served as executive producer, writer and actor on the series. Baron Cohen’s next project was Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, a feature film starring his second alter ego, Borat Sagdiyev, a Kazakhstani news reporter. He produced, wrote and starred in the film, which garnered Baron Cohen a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical and an Academy Award® nomination for Adapted Screenplay.
The first episode will air exclusively in the UK on Channel 4 at 10pm on Monday 16th July.
“[Baron Cohen] 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.” – David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks