Sacha Baron Cohen character exposed by California gun store owner
We saw four new Sacha Baron Cohen characters in his latest satirical stunt, Who Is America?, which debuted this past Sunday on Showtime. But a fifth character didn’t go over so well, as Baron Cohen found out last year and we only discovered this week, thanks to a California gun store owner who... [Read More]
Who Is Sacha Baron Cohen Fooling In ‘Who Is America?’ On Showtime
When Sacha Baron Cohen first burst onto the scene with Ali G, Borat and Bruno on British television in 2000 (and then HBO in 2003), you have to remember what America was then. No social media. No hyper-awareness. When he filmed Borat, he could still fool most of the people most of the time, even [&h... [Read More]
Who Is Sacha Baron Cohen Fooling In ‘Who Is America?’ On Showtime
When Sacha Baron Cohen first burst onto the scene with Ali G, Borat and Bruno on British television in 2000 (and then HBO in 2003), you have to remember what America was then. No social media. No hyper-awareness. When he filmed Borat, he could still fool most of the people most of the time, even [&h... [Read More]
Sacha Baron Cohen stars in new satire series, Who Is America? for Showtime
It makes perfect sense in hindsight. We hadn’t heard or seen much of anything out of Sacha Baron Cohen since The Brothers Grimsby movie premiere in February 2016. Baron Cohen only goes into hiding when he’s in disguise, plotting his next satirical surprise on the world. And here it is. S... [Read More]
Dave Flebotte talks inside comedy baseball of his Showtime series with Jim Carrey, “I’m Dying Up Here”
I’m Dying Up Here almost didn’t survive to a second season. Dave Flebotte, who with Jim Carrey created the Showtime adaptation of William Knoedelseder’s best-seller about The Comedy Store in the 1970s, told me over the phone last week that when Showtime gave them “a... [Read More]
Desus and Mero officially launching weekly late-night Showtime series
And now it’s official! Hot off the press release… SHOWTIME has ordered a weekly half-hour late-night series starring Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, scheduled for premiere in 2019. The first ever weekly late-night talk show on SHOWTIME will feature popular TV and podcast personalities Desu... [Read More]
Desus & Mero ending Viceland late-night, heading to Showtime?
Desus & Mero are ready for the big time. Or perhaps, Showtime. Either way, the New York City duo will end their nightly late-night talker on Viceland at the end of this month. Daniel Baker (Desus Nice) and Joel Martinez (The Kid Mero) first broke through in 2013 with their podcast, The Bodega Bo... [Read More]
Episode #211: Romesh Ranganathan
Romesh Ranganathan was a math teacher before devoting his life to stand-up comedy in 2012. Since then, he has found great success in the UK, nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, and with TV appearances on Live at the Apollo, many panel shows, and his own BBC series for two ye... [Read More]
Episode #211: Romesh Ranganathan
Romesh Ranganathan was a math teacher before devoting his life to stand-up comedy in 2012. Since then, he has found great success in the UK, nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, and with TV appearances on Live at the Apollo, many panel shows, and his own BBC series for two ye... [Read More]
Episode #211: Romesh Ranganathan
Romesh Ranganathan was a math teacher before devoting his life to stand-up comedy in 2012. Since then, he has found great success in the UK, nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, and with TV appearances on Live at the Apollo, many panel shows, and his own BBC series for two ye... [Read More]