If we take a poll with the question “Who is the bravest comedian in the world?”, chances are that one name shall resonate louder than everyone else’s. And that name is Sacha Baron Cohen. He is someone who’s never afraid to try his luck and push the boundaries, and has achieved new heights with projects like ‘Borat’ (2006), ‘The Dictator‘ (2012), and others. The most interesting aspect of many of Cohen’s projects is that they are unscripted. Nobody except Cohen, his producer, and the guest star Pamela Anderson knew that ‘Borat’ was being shot as a film. This is the reason why the scenes in ‘Borat’ are so ridiculously funny.
Having spread his influence on television with ‘Da Ali G Show’, Cohen has again rocked the medium with the series ‘Who Is America?‘. ‘Who Is America?’ is a political satire show where Cohen’s four new alter-egos interview people from different walks of life. Each of the characters Cohen comes up with has his own perks, and he makes them so believable that nobody is able to figure out that the person is actually wearing a disguise. When the show was televised, it shook up the American political system. One Republican Representative from Georgia was made to bare his bottoms and dance around by Cohen, who convinced him that this is the way to ward off terrorists. Of course, the politician had to resign from his post once the show aired. Others like Sarah Palin lashed out at Cohen for using underhand tactics for taking the interviews. However, the series did end up getting pretty famous among the audience.
If you loved watching this show and are looking for more shows that explore similar themes and ideas, then we’ve got you covered. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Who is America?’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Who is America?’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
7. The President Show (2017)
Very few politicians have been imitated as much as Donald Trump. World-renowned actors like Alec Baldwin and Johnny Depp have also jumped on the bandwagon and dressed up as the American President time and again. What Anthony Atamanuik does in this show is yet more controversial and funny. He plays Trump in this series where we see the US President and VP Mike Pence performing all sorts of hilarious gags and sketches throughout each episode. Just like ‘Who Is America?’, ‘The President Show’ satirizes the present political climate in the country. Viewers must check out this show to give themselves a reality check of where respect for the presidential office has stooped to since Trump came to power.
6. Da Ali G Show (1999-2004)