Sacha Baron Cohen is relaunching his career by going back to the same old shtick he used to launch his career twenty years ago. There’s nothing cutting edge about it. It’s the Rolling Stones in concert yet again. The only reason that anyone is talking about his new show is because he’s going after the favorite targets of the left. Republicans. Specifically conservatives.
The whole thing is an exercise in shameless pandering to the media by a shameless hack.
“Who is America?” is just the equivalent of the radio prank calls that pop up sometimes. Sacha Baron Cohen’s approach is the same jaded contempt that Europeans so often displays for Americans, especially in rural areas. It’s Borat but with an even narrower focus against the enemies of the same media complex that can make or break Sacha Baron Cohen’s new gimmick show.
The only cutting edge here is the pandering.