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    Who is America

    Sacha Baron Cohen. ****ing genius, gets his "victims" to drop the mask quicker than any waterboarding interrogator.
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    It's the most uncomfortable viewing ever to hit the tv screen.

    I'm pretty sure I find it funny, but there is a bit of me that is just getting old and finding that kind of thing a little harder to digest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie View Post
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    It's the most uncomfortable viewing ever to hit the tv screen.

    I'm pretty sure I find it funny, but there is a bit of me that is just getting old and finding that kind of thing a little harder to digest.
    Agree, I think by his very high standards, it's total crap.

    The comedy equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel

    And actually, his much vaunted high profile interviews of politicians have been terrible, Cheney et al saw him coming a mile off and played everything with a straight bat.

    The only one I've laughed at so far is the mossad guy.

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    Thought it was absolutely murder. The only scene I laughed at was the super mosque being built.

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    Trap a Mexican was superb

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    Quote Originally Posted by calumhibee1 View Post
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    Thought it was absolutely murder. The only scene I laughed at was the super mosque being built.
    Yeah, true. Although go to any number of small Scottish towns and tell them you are building a Catholic cathedral (or a super mosque for that matter), and I think the reaction would be similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthsideHarp_Bhoy View Post
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    Yeah, true. Although go to any number of small Scottish towns and tell them you are building a Catholic cathedral (or a super mosque for that matter), and I think the reaction would be similar.
    Aye definitely. Id suggest if you announced it at Ibrox at 3pm on a Saturday youd get an even worse reaction

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    I stopped watching when he was speaking to the woman artist.

    Utter nonsense.

    Are we really supposed to buy that she would tolerate him going for a chug, painting her portrait with his cum, and then she provides pubes for his paint brush?

    I thought the idea was that he would have fun with gullible people. It turns out we're the gullible ones if we believe that wasn't a complete set up.

    I liked him as Ali G, but after that it's definitely not my cup of tea.
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    Loved Ali G, Borat and Bruno but this has been pretty poor by his high standards. Although the trap a Mexican was funny, but almost unbelievable that people would fall for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbc70 View Post
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    Loved Ali G, Borat and Bruno but this has been pretty poor by his high standards. Although the trap a Mexican was funny, but almost unbelievable that people would fall for that.
    Loved Borat. Going to watch it again this weekend now

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    I think his talent lies not in comedy, instead his art is to lure people into a sense of security where they feel comfortable enough to drop their guard. He does this in 2 ways, his subjects either believe that they are talking to a concordant thinker or they feel vastly superior to the blithering idiot. Either way it gives a short but telling glimpse behind the mask which can sometimes be funny but also cringingly uncomfortable to watch. I'd love him to get in about the old firm.

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    I loved him when he was fresh and original. Now it just feels staged, whether it is or not is somewhat irrelevant for me. It feels that way so it's less fun.

    I watched the 1st coupe of episodes of the latest series and it could have been a repeat of what he was doing 15 years ago. Still raises the odd chuckle but it was all bit so so.
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    It's like a low rent version of BrassEye. Has a few funny moments but doesn't really feel very original at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matty_f View Post
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    It's like a low rent version of BrassEye. Has a few funny moments but doesn't really feel very original at all.
    Brass eye in the current day with all the goings on in the world would be great, wonder what Chris Morris is up to these days.

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    Brass eye in the current day with all the goings on in the world would be great, wonder what Chris Morris is up to these days.
    He directed a few episodes of Veep with Armando Ianucci fairly recently.
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    I barely got in to the first episode before finding something else to watch (and I am a fan of SBC).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibee87 View Post
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    Brass eye in the current day with all the goings on in the world would be great, wonder what Chris Morris is up to these days.
    I'm not sure what Brass Eye or Day Today could do nowadays, when the real world and media are so messed up, we could be in one of the original shows. :-(

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    Political satire ain't funny any more. Things are too serious now. In the day we'd have laughed at, say, Spitting Image for lampooning the Cabinet or whatever. Boris Johnson and Trump would have been a gift to them. Now, we're too demoralised to laugh.

    Cohen gets his success from fooling gullible folk into behaving with their guard down. Good luck to him I suppose. Ali G was good - about twenty years ago!

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    Political satire ain't funny any more. Things are too serious now. In the day we'd have laughed at, say, Spitting Image for lampooning the Cabinet or whatever. Boris Johnson and Trump would have been a gift to them. Now, we're too demoralised to laugh.

    Cohen gets his success from fooling gullible folk into behaving with their guard down. Good luck to him I suppose. Ali G was good - about twenty years ago!
    I think a big part of the problem with him is that with the advent of rolling news, smart phones, social media and so on there's no hiding place for politicians and public figures and we have all seen examples of them letting their guard down without being tricked into it.
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