Did Sacha Baron Cohen punk Dick Cheney?

"Sign my waterboard," says Sacha Baron Cohen to Dick Cheney. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports Cohen's back with a new show.

Posted: Jul 10, 2018 3:21 PM
Updated: Jul 10, 2018 3:33 PM

Sacha Baron Cohen is starring in a new Showtime series that debuts this Sunday.

"Who Is America?" marks Cohen's return to television after more than a decade away. The half-hour satirical series has been in the works for over the past year, Showtime said in a press release on Monday.

The seven-episode series will "explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation," Showtime said in its announcement.

"Sacha is a comedic genius who shocks you with his audacity, bravery and inventiveness," David Nevins, Showtime's CEO, said in a statement. "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."

Cohen has been teasing the show for the past week on social media.

The comedian tweeted out an old clip of Donald Trump calling Cohen a "third rate character." The clip also shows Trump telling Cohen to "go to school, learn about being funny." The clip ends with the words, "Sacha graduates soon" before a logo for Trump University pops up on screen.

Cohen tweeted out another tease on Sunday in which he appears to be interviewing former Vice President Dick Cheney. The brief video ends with Cohen having Cheney sign a "waterboard kit."

Cohen has made a name for himself by creating outrageous characters in unusual situations. He won a Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy or musical for his 2006 mockumentary "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan."

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 130246

Reported Deaths: 1737
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah27890446
Washington18245166
Marion15878233
Clackamas11445134
Lane8042107
Jackson675782
Umatilla653065
Deschutes480532
Malheur311351
Yamhill309644
Linn304842
Polk236638
Klamath235230
Jefferson166125
Josephine164230
Benton164013
Douglas162943
Union108916
Wasco103723
Columbia100418
Lincoln96817
Hood River93121
Coos92314
Morrow9149
Clatsop6574
Crook5819
Baker5495
Tillamook3572
Curry3164
Lake2275
Grant1821
Harney1673
Wallowa923
Gilliam471
Sherman470
Wheeler191
Unassigned00
Eugene
Cloudy
52° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 52°
Corvallis
Cloudy
51° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 51°
Roseburg
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 54°
North Bend
Mostly Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events