Biography Of Sacha Baron Cohen
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Show All Groups Sacha Baron Cohen - Full Episode (TV-14; 45:14) Cohen was born to an orthodox Jewish family in London and studied history before turning to comedy in 1995. As hipster Ali G, Cohen interviewed such luminaries as Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich, and had them all believing that it was real.
British comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen is well-known for his unorthodox, fictional characters. In 1998, he introduced audiences to Ali G, …show more content…
His first television gig was as a host of a youth program. Landing a part on the late night comedy program, The 11 O'Clock Show in the late 1998, Cohen stood out with his character Ali G, a white wannabe rapper. He was later featured in his own series, Da Ali G Show, which had the blinged-out character conducting interviews with politicians, writers, and other distinguished people and asking them all sorts of off-the-wall questions.
Growing in popularity, Ali G made a cameo appearance in the music video for Madonna's 2000 hit "Music." He then got his own feature film, Ali G Indahouse, in 2002. While that film was not a success, Baron did get to introduce American audiences to the barely literate, nearly incomprehensible character through a new version of Da Ali G Show for the cable network HBO. Ali G continued to befuddle and irritate his guests. Talking with former United Nations secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali, he asked "Is Disneyland a member of the U.N.?" And 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney got so aggravated with Ali G that he ended the interview. But this was not before Ali G asked the news veteran "Has journalists ever put out tomorrow's news by