Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series premieres this Sunday

Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series premieres this Sunday

Showtime has announced that Sacha Baron Cohen is returning to the small screen for a brand new comedy series, which is said to be similar in format to Da Ali G Show and is being marketed as "the most unsafe show in the history of television".

On Sunday night, Baron Cohen dropped a brief teaser that reveals he apparently somehow got former Vice President and torture enthusiast Dick Cheney to autograph a "waterboard kit".

Cheney was asked by a thickly-accented voice off-camera: 'Is it possible to sign my waterboard kit?' This is gonna be a good 'un.

Baron Cohen, who gained notoriety for his popular but controversial films Borat and Bruno, teased the new series with the Twitter video.

It is unclear how much Baron Cohen's new show will focus on the Trump administration.

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Cohen has a history with Trump, having duped the real estate magnate to do an on-camera interview with a ploy to pitch "Ice Cream Gloves" during a 2003 segment on Da Ali G Show.

The details of Sacha Baron Cohen's mysterious comedy show Who Is America? may have only been revealed earlier today but it's already heading overseas.

"Sacha is a comedic genius who shocks you with his audacity, bravery and inventiveness", said Showtime Networks president/CEO David Nevins. Behind the elaborate setup is a genuine quest for the truth about people, places and politics. "That's the first time I ever signed a waterboard".

Leave it to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen to convince his interview subjects to do just about anything. "Sacha Baron Cohen go to school, learn about being amusing, you don't know s***". "He's back as you've never seen him before", a caption on the video said before the words "Sacha Graduates Soon" and the Trump University logo appear on screen.

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