The List of Baron Cohen's Victims Keeps Growing

And he responds in character to Sarah Palin ahead of show's premiere on Sunday
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2018 8:59 AM CDT
Sacha Baron Cohen is seen in Los Angeles on May 23, 2016.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Every day, it seems, a new victim comes forward to admit being duped by Sacha Baron Cohen in a stunt for a new Showtime series called Who Is America?. Baron Cohen tricked, or tried to trick, famous people from across the political spectrum into outrageous interviews, and the results will begin airing Sunday night. The comedian seems to be relishing what the AV Club calls the "inadvertent PR" being generated by those coming forward. Here's what is known:

  • The show: Who Is America? premieres at 10pm Eastern Sunday, and Showtime says the "seven-episode series explores the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation." The Hollywood Reporter rounds up more of the basics: So far, the only confirmed character played by Baron Cohen is "Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick," who interviewed Sarah Palin and others.

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