Sacha Baron Cohen - new series


#21

Because those characters (outside of the Ali G film) relied on people not knowing they were characters. Once they’ve reached a certain level of popularity they’re useless. And while he could do films / TV with them where it’s just scripted comedy, that’s obviously not his forte or where his interest lies (not that I’ve seen Grimsby to judge).


#22

Yeah, but in a post-Gervais world, I wouldn’t be surprised if he reaches a point where he forgets any of that matters and has the audience finishing his catchphrases for him


#23

Fair point, but people get desperate sometimes when they’ve had a string of flops


#24

#25

I love SBS/ Borat etc. Could have comfortably predicted that DiS wouldn’t.
I’m excited about the new series!


#26

I, uh, had quite a lot of fun watching that Grimsby film. Even if it was just juvenile rubbish.


#27

I liked it when he moved to saying ‘my former girlfriend who I married’


#28

Aren’t most people here saying that they love Ali G and Borat?


#29

:joy:Oh I totally misread this thread then


#30

he is no dennis pennis


#31

it’ll be shit, but it makes me sad how far he’s fallen. Going back and watching the early sketches from Ali g, Borat and Bruno is still one of the few things i can always rely on when i need a laugh. Those sketches are absolute genius.


#32

Grimsby is the worst film i’ve ever seen. literally.


#33

Children! children…


#34

The WTF podcast with SBC is very interesting, some of the anecdotes from the making of Borat and Bruno are hair raising. Guy has huuuuuge balls. I don’t think people appreciate how difficult those things are to make.


#35

Why do guardian TV articles never say the channel/ platform the show is on ?


#36

I know! That complaint is one of the few staples of the Guardian comments sections that’s actually reasonable!


#37

Genuinely had to google Super Size Me 2, couldn’t believe it was real… holy shit, that sank without trace.


#38

It hasn’t been released. It was signed to a deal but dropped when Spurlock was accused of (and admitted to) past sexual misconduct.


#39

every time i hear Sammy Wilson speak i still think about Ali G interviewing him


#40