Sacha Baron Cohen Gets Dick Cheney to Sign 'Waterboard Kit'

  • Sacha Baron Cohen Gets Dick Cheney to Sign 'Waterboard Kit'

Sacha Baron Cohen Gets Dick Cheney to Sign 'Waterboard Kit'

Per Showtime, the series - which has been in-the-works for a year - will "explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation".

It seemed like Cohen was done with prank interviews after the movie Brüno, but for the past week or so there have been hints that he's been up to something for Showtime.

After teasing a mysterious Trump-bashing project on July 4, Cohen unveiled a clip from his new interview-based show, featuring Dick Cheney.

Cohen first hinted at the series on Fourth of July by sharing a clip in which Donald Trump ridicules the comedian and tells "this third rate character" to "go to school" and "learn about being amusing".

A decade removed from his career peak with boundary-pushing characters including Ali G, Borat and Bruno, it's fair to say that Sacha Baron Cohen has had a tough time finding the right projects for his comedic voice. Then there's a flurry of images (including at least one that's NSFW) that ends with Cheney being hesitantly asked by Cohen to sign "a waterboard kit" and then autographing a water jug. Behind the elaborate setup is a genuine quest for the truth about people, places and politics. Asks a text slide in the teaser for Cohen's new show, which cuts to a montage of various, weird video shots.

Baron Cohen burst onto the comedy scene with 2000's Da Ali G Show, which received six Emmy nominations during its four-year run.

The actor behind Ali G from the cult classic film "Borat" is back with more outrageous material, as Sacha Baron Cohen teased his upcoming "most unsafe show in the history of television" by getting Dick Cheney to sign a "waterboarding kit".