Who is America? is on Mondays at 10pm on Channel 4. In the USA, the seven-part show starts the day before on Sunday 15 July on Showtime. The announcement came after Radio Times magazine went to press, so check RadioTimes.com for listings updates.
Is there a trailer?
Yes, Channel 4 released a trailer after news that it was broadcasting the show in the UK was confirmed.
What’s Who is America? about?
Cohen recently took to Twitter to tease the show, with the message, “Imagine if Sacha Baron Cohen had been undercover secretly filming a new show for a year…”
Filmed over the course of the past year, the seven-episode show is set to explore “diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum” in the US.
Showtime CEO David Nevins said, “Sacha is a comedic genius who shocks you with his audacity, bravery and inventiveness.
“He is the premier provocateur of our time, but not for the sake of ‘gotcha’ moments. Behind the elaborate setup is a genuine quest for the truth about people, places and politics. Nobody knows how to cause a stir like Sacha Baron Cohen, and it’s going to be fascinating to watch what happens when Who is America?is released on the world.”
There’s also widespread speculation, judging from the trailers released so far, that the show’s format will echo Cohen’s Da Ali G Show, which saw the comic (in disguise) interview various celebrities, including at one point Donald Trump.
What disguise will Sacha Baron Cohen wear in Who is America?
Cohen hit back at Palin’s claim that he had dressed up as a US war veteran by posting a message on Twitter – under the guise of a brand new character, Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD, founder of TruthBrary.
“I did NOT say I was a War Vet,” the letter reads. “I was in the service – not military, but United Parcel and I only fought for my country once – when I shot a Mexican who came onto my property.”
The letter praises Palin for “TELLING THE TRUTH about Obama’s birth certificate and the location of Russia” but adds that, “ma’am, I do believe that you have been hit by a bulls**t grenade and are now bleedin’ FAKE NEWS”.