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Wednesday Funnies - Sacha Baron Cohen Strikes Again!

Sacha Baron Cohen is currently on the job for his follow up to 2006's Borat, another "mockumentary Americana," featuring one of Cohen's other creations, Bruno, a gay Austrian journalist who favors mesh t-shirts and interviews subjects about fashion and entertainment.

The Arkansans below became oblivious participants in Cohen's mischief - at their own expense!

From The Smoking Gun July 8:

- Lured by $1 beer and the prospect of "hot chicks" and "hardcore fights," thousands of Arkansans were duped last month into appearing as extras in comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's latest staged mayhem. Cohen and his confederates organized cage fighting programs on consecutive days in Texarkana and Fort Smith. Both cards ended with two male grapplers (one was identified as "Straight Dave" and wore camouflage) tearing each other's clothes off and, while in underwear, kissing down their opponent's chest. This man-on-man action triggered Fort Smith fans to throw chairs and beer at the ring, according to one cop present at the city's Convention Center. Cohen is currently filming a follow-up, of sorts, to his smash 2006 film featuring Borat, his fictional Kazakh journalist. The new film stars another of Cohen's creations, Bruno, a gay Austrian journalist who favors mesh t-shirts and interviews subjects about fashion and entertainment. The June 5 Texarkana promotion was advertised as "Red, White, and Blood."

Read more here: BRUNO IN THE SOUTH

1 comments:

  1. Esther said...
     

    Check out another hilarious account of Sacha Baron Cohen duping an unsuspecting person: http://www.forward.com/articles/13679/.
    The “Bruno” character also tricked an Israeli analyst described in a story in the Forward this week.

    The comedian was dressed in studs and leather pretending to be a German rock star. According to the article, Yossi Alphers and a Palestinian colleague played it “straight and square” but realized that it was a joke when the interviewer confused Hamas and hummus. At one point the interviewer even claimed the Jennifer-Angelina conflict was worse than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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