Comedy is a tough genre to crack especially when it the bold and politically incorrect form of wit that Sacha Baron Cohen is famous for. The British comedian’s unique brand of humor includes many memorable characters like Ali G and Borat, whose outrageous dialogues have become part of Hollywood folklore.
Another special feature of Cohen’s comedy is his ability to appear as one of his quirky characters on awards shows, talk shows, and interviews. Popular television host Conan O’Brien was privy to one of the actor’s classic appearances as Borat on his talk show, where his hilarious fictional story about a wild night out elicited viral comments from fans.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Iconic Appearance As Borat Made Conan O’ Brien Squirm
It is safe to say that there is no dare that Sacha Baron Cohen will refrain from taking on. The actor is famously known to live with his characters even when the camera is turned off. From attending awards ceremonies as Ali G, to regaling audiences in talk shows as Borat, Cohen has proved that he is a quintessential entertainer.
Television host Conan O’ Brien saw The Dictator star’s antics first hand on his show, when the celebrity came as his character Borat and narrated a hilarious incident about his experience in a gay club which ended in a night where he was s*xually exploited by one of them. The story, of course, was completely fictional and create solely by Cohen for the show.
The actor’s politically incorrect choice of words, his trademark accent, and his outrageous dialogue delivery sent audiences into whoops of laughter while making host Conan O’ Brien squirm in his chair. The video went on to become viral online, with netizens lauding the star’s ability to be daring and different, despite saying controversial things. One viewer’s comment on the Late Show with Conan O’ Brien, summed up the situation perfectly.
”The stuff he got away with”
While Sacha Baron Cohen has proved his worth as a serious actor with his Oscar nomination for The Trial of the Chicago 7, it is his unique brand of comedy that has made him a global sensation.
How Sacha Baron Cohen Broke Oscar Rules
The Academy Awards night is an evening where the best artists are honored for their stupendous performances in the film industry. Expectedly, there is a certain decorum and protocol that celebrities are required to follow while accepting or presenting awards. British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen, who is known for his daring, no-holes-barred depictions of human behavior, once revealed that he was warned by the Academy before presenting an award.
The My Name Is Borat star, who was to appear on stage as a presenter in the 2016 Oscars, spoke of the strict ban that was imposed on him by the Academy Awards organizers, who feared that the actor may break protocol by coming as one of his eccentric characters. Ultimately, the star managed to trick everyone by walking on stage as the iconic Ali G. Recalling the incident on the red carpet that appeared in Good Morning Britain, Baron Cohen said,
“The truth is we actually had to sneak it in because the Oscars set me down before and said they didn’t want me to do anything out of order. They wanted me to actually just present it as myself”.
The Dictator star’s wife Isla Fisher who was his partner-in-crime in this famous deception, managed to stow her husband’s clothes in the toilet for him to change and ensured that Sacha Baron Cohen was able to make a grand entry onto the stage.