Here’s a 10 minute preview of the soon-to-premiere Who Is America?…
Honestly, is this for real?
Sacha Baron Cohen, of Ali G and Borat fame, returns to TV with a new comedy series – Who is America?
Who is America is a brand new satirical half-hour series from Cohen who’s made a career of poking fun at politics, politicians, countries, cultures, lifestyles and well… everything, returns to series television for the first time in more than a decade, writing and directing the show.
Cohen burst onto the comedy scene with Da Ali G Show, which received six Emmy Award nominations and two BAFTA awards during its four-year run where he was executive producer, writer and actor on the series.
More recently though, he’s been on the big screen with Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, and then Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Dictator and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues among others.
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. The first episode will debut on FX (Singtel TV Ch. 310 | StarHub TV Ch. 507) and FOX+ on Monday, 16 July at 11 p.m., same day as the U.S.
“Sacha is a comedic genius who shocks you with his audacity, bravery and inventiveness,” said David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc.
“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.”
WHO IS AMERICA? premieres on 16 July, Monday at 11 pm on FX (Singtel TV Ch. 310 | StarHub TV Ch. 507) and FOX+, same day as the U.S.