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Sacha Baron Cohen Says Second Season Of Who Is America? Is Impossible

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? was one of the most talked about shows on premium cable television. Airing Sunday nights on Showtime, Cohen would create fictional characters, schedule interviews with prominent and unknown conservative subjects and proceed to comedically ridicule them. Figures like Dick Cheney, Roy Moore and Sarah Palin were just a few on Cohen’s list of conquests. The series has gone on to receive a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, but this may be the only year it receives any nomination at all.

While Showtime’s CEO David Nevins said back in August that he’s “dying to bring it back,” Cohen sat down with Deadline to explain why he feels the contrary.

“It would be impossible… We relied on the fact that no one was expecting me. I hadn’t done anything undercover for over a decade and so nobody thought, ‘oh wait a minute, is this a Sacha Baron Cohen character?’ That’s the problem. You’d have to wait another 10 years to get away with it again, otherwise you’d have some very slim pickings. And no publicist worth his or her weight would allow an interview with anyone suspicious now.”

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Who Is America? was controversial and astoundingly good. Cohen’s incredible talent to alter his appearance so well that he was able to fool scores of political figures will go down as one of the most memorable shows in television. One can only wonder what Cohen, who has been called by some as the current Daniel Day Lewis of comedy, has in store for the viewing public in the future.

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Source: Deadline.

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