Sacha Baron Cohen's interview with Sheriff Joe Arpaio is absolutely nuts

  • Sacha Baron Cohen's interview with Sheriff Joe Arpaio is absolutely nuts

Sacha Baron Cohen's interview with Sheriff Joe Arpaio is absolutely nuts

Roy Moore, the defeated Alabama Senate candidate accused of sexual assault against teenagers, walked out of an interview with Baron Cohen after the comedian trolled him with a "pedophile detector", which he described as the latest "Israeli technology".

In the latest episode of Baron Cohen's satirical sensation "Who is America?" the actor poses as a Finnish YouTuber called OMGWhizzBoyOMG(real name: Ladislas Kekkonen) who invites the self-styled "toughest sheriff in America" on his show.

Trump pardoned Arpaio past year after a conviction on contempt of court charges based on allegations that he had ordered his deputies to racially profile Hispanics in Arizona. He was later pardoned by his good buddy Donald Trump and is now seeking attempting to run for Senate.

Arpaio, through his campaign manager, declined an interview request Monday from The Associated Press about the segment.

"For all the joyless buzzkills, it's obvious Joe couldn't fully understand Borat", Communications Director Jennifer Lawrence said in a statement posted on Twitter.

The longtime Trump supporter is trailing rivals U.S. Rep. Martha McSally and Dr. Kelli Ward, a former state senator, in most polls. Kelli Ward, one of Arpaio's two GOP opponents, declined to comment on Arpaio's appearance on the show. Arpaio looked at his host in disbelief: "You have over 43 guns???".

Cohen's YouTuber revealed his first figure to be D'lish Donut and told Arpaio that the character was "anti-guns". "It's a risk I'm really glad that we took", Nevins told the Television Critics Association while promoting the upcoming lineup for Showtime, a unit of CBS Corp.

The Arizona Republican previously said he suspected something was amiss when Baron Cohen started using sexually explicit expressions, though he resisted the urge to leave.

That's not a firm commitment to renew it - Sacha Baron Cohen probably has to go to the ends of the Earth to find the cutting-edge prosthetics he'll need to bamboozle high-powered cultural leaders at this point, and he'd likely want to let the dust settle from the upcoming midterm elections - but Nevins' gushing over Cohen's feat nearly certainly means the two parties are figuring out how to make another one happen.