Sacha Baron Cohen Went to a Very Intense Clown School

Birt 26 mar 2021
Sacha Baron Cohen talks about playing Abbie Hoffman in The Trial of the Chicago 7, going to clown school and the birth of Ali G and Borat.
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  • I thought all schools were clown schools hmmmmm confused now

  • It's amazing to see this guy grow in his skills. I remember when I would watch HBO as a kid in the early 2000s and AliG was just some weird wannabe lookin gangster guy. Now look where he is.

  • Such an amazing actor and so hilarious!

  • G?

  • This is the first time I’ve ever heard Sacha’s natural voice as an adult. My teenage self is confused now.

  • Frank Zappa would have loved Sacha.

  • ✨✌️😷✌️✨

  • I enjoy Cohen's work but there is a certain mean-spiritedness that informs some of it. Many of the 'normal' folks who got caught up in the web of his latest movie weren't any more responsible for the mess in this country than he would claim to be. Guiliani earned the scorn he's getting, however he has a lot of power and unchecked privilege.

  • Wow! Forget... anything. Thank goodness, e en i the times of plague, lovers will always love lovers. "Don't explain wanking to me you tosser! I was thrilling before you were born!

    • What happppened to my spelldling, yoz dacks?

  • I can't believe the brilliant Borat is so stupid, to call ban from certain countries the "moslem ban", or is otherwise anti Trump. I had thought it was all for the show.

  • 👎

  • I love Borat. You are htalented and very funny. Don't let Borat die

  • B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G -L-o-V-e-S-e-X-----۞------------ 》》 𝙊𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝘼𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙩 《《 !❤️ 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味食物煮的時候 1616981730

  • If he wins that Oscar I soooo look forward to what he'd have to say in his acceptance speech.

  • Man, Sacha is such a treat to listen to...not only does he have crazy stories from his life, but he also takes delight in his experiences like no other.

  • Thank you, Seth and Sacha!

  • I wish Sacha Baron Cohen would do to the current Australian government what he did to the Trump government. Scott Morrison & Co are virtually an identikit image of the Trump admin.

  • sacha baron cohen greatest living comedian

  • sacha has "resting axe-murderer face," but when he talks, and especially when he smiles, he's breathtakingly gorgeous. :)

  • The old Ali G show was legendary. They also released a lot of highlight DVDs, I should pull them out of storage for a revisit!

  • This film was incredible. Watch it.

  • SBC is a maverick.

  • Most talented, SBC✌️💙

  • Love the man, couldn’t stomach any of the Borats.

  • He's very talented. Despite his raunchy humor. I laughed so hard at Borat naked fight. He did a good job playing Abbie Hoffman.

  • Interesting that this dude who impersonates POC in insulting ways is so highly praised. Racial justice stances don’t apply to him?? Disappointing

  • bring on the clowns...

  • The clown teacher sounds like a sadist.... A sadistic clown; what a concept!!

  • That was a pretty cool interview. I only know about foxhunts in England because some children's film I'd seen as a kid had one in it. If I had seen them in real life, I might have put on a fake moustache and talked with a Kazikstani accent too.

  • It's not that I blame Cohen for choosing to stop portraying Borat over safety concerns... but unfortunately, he's just not that funny or interesting when he's not making real-life people extremely uncomfortable. That's the secret of his comedy. It might be the "right decision," but R.I.P. Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy career.

  • Legend

  • "put on the grey suit again" sounds like the opening to a Batman movie... Boratman?

  • Too bad he didn't do a skit like he did on Jimmy kimmel

  • Let's get a class action lawsuit on behalf of the victims of Fox's misinformation which led to sickness, anxiety and death. Boycott Fox & Sponsors Enemies of Democracy

    • I've been boycotting anything Murdoch owned since the very early 1970's.

  • Read Hoffman's "Steal This Book"

  • Cohen is the reincarnation of Andy Kaufmann - nobody has been that kind of provocateur since Andy did his schtick of the joke being on the audience.

  • “I never really wanted to do another Borat movie and then Donald T***p came along...” When T***p is the reason to bring back a character you didn’t want to revive, it says something!

    • Wouldn't it be better if instead of 'T***p' you wrote 'Turd'? I think it fits Donald much much better. 'Donald Turd' ... what a fitting name!

  • Please watch his interview on Jimmy Kimmel. The BEST interview ever. Hilarious 😄

    • Yes it was funny! Him and his wife. Both beautiful people. Love their relationship. I’m jealous. She took my secret crush lol 😂

  • I really can't believe he got away with another Borat film....Ace.

  • Sacha is so so 🔥🔥🔥 I can't

  • I also went to clown school. It was really in tents! Clown schools are more in tents than most people realize. The in tents training is grueling and is obviously rain or shine mostly dealing with short bursts of water from oversized fake lapel flowers and a bop on the head but in tents none the less! Clowns who graduate may go on to enjoy a larger more in tents career but most will likely drop out and go on to boxing.

    • That was pretty clever.

    • You know what else is in tents? Homeless sex.

    • Why not in buildings?

  • As an Atheist, I don't believe in any deity! but if I did, one of the first things I would thank god for would be for Sacha Baron Cohen and his genius!!

  • Trump being president exposed a lot of snowflakes. Borat is one of them which is sad..

    • @LazyTitan 998 you are uneducated. I'd run intellectual circles around you. You sound like you're in your early 20s. 22? Lol

    • @II nosferatu II the delicious irony of someone accusing others of being uneducated when they can’t read themselves is true beauty.

    • @LazyTitan 998 seth myers pops up on my feed everyday. So do a lot of woke liberals who I don't find intelligent or funny. You just informed me his name was on the thumbnail. Didn't know, still don't care. He could be called borat. I still think Hollywood is full of uneducated elitists who know nothing about the real world..

    • @II nosferatu II I fear the only snowflakes exposed were on the right, people who watch a video with the actor’s name on it and claim they’re not confused about reality, but can’t remember his name. For example.

    • @ArchibaldClumpy the vast majority of Trump supporters are not fans of the Bush administration. We're anti war. Bush was pro war. In fact we've been criticizing you liberals for acting like Bush and Cheney were good people. They weren't..

  • ❤️

  • ✊🏻"Shutting down things" (Guliani, shows, and even tv channels) seems to be the modus operandi of Sasha Baron Cohen 😅👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • As soon as I saw the title, I was like "I bet he studied with Phillipe Gaulier"

  • Gaulier

  • I partied with Abbie Hoffman in 1979 on welsley island in the st Lawrence seaway

  • Please, please a follow up to The Dictator. It was such a precursor to Trump ( yet worked well for Bush ).

  • buncha fawning fans in the comment section.

  • Dreamy

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  • I live in MS now and made the mistake of watching the Abbie Hoffman film in the presence of locals so I missed half of the dialogue while listening to conservative-blowhard-y rhetoric, but Sasha's characterisation was incredible! There's method AND madness behind his work--sort of a modern Peter Sellers.

    • @xmrtuvgs Yeah--I think it's becoming somehow more 'prominent', and I'm loving it! Being that way over time provides some kind of interesting 'depth'... (which feels like an ironic word in the context of a Borat film, but hey--one more paradox!) :)

    • Spot on. One of the first things I thought of after watching the latest Borat movie, is that I got a Peter Sellers vibe, from it. The man is a genius.

    • @haha herman I absolutely should! Thanks for the reminder :)

    • @Matthew Harrold Hey, thanks. Not sure it ever occurred to me before today, but I'm sorta surprised it hadn't. I think people think of Sellers as cheerful and sweet if they only know him from 'roles', but he was a rabble-rouser with a 'confrontational' streak much like Sasha Baron Cohen :)

    • you can stream it online with headphones and catch all of Aaron Sorkin's brilliant screenplay! 😸😺

  • He "stole" my secret crush, Isla, damn you Borat!

    • Isla stole my secret crush. Sasha Baron Cohen is was mine 😻

    • Damn Bro same here! I actually asked her for a date in 1997 and she turned me down so sweetly with, "I'd love to but I'm not in the area very long". So closer than most, but still a million miles away. Damn you Borat!

  • Those eyebrows!

  • I am impressed that a young one like Seth knows about Abbie Hoffman, one of my heroes. Read Revolution for The Hell of It. Yippee!


    • @Morbid Man Music How much did he or Cohen know about the trial before the movie? Indeed, it was at first the Chicago 8 but the racist judge excluded Bobby Seale.

    • @chris wright fairly certain how clueless you are just trolling along about things you know nothing about. I'd like to know if either of them, or you, know anything about Herbert Marcuse.

    • I'm impressed that a young one like you knows about da Vinci, or Caesar, or Jesus...... fairly certain abbie hoffman wouldn't have approved at how elitist and pretentious you sound while bringing up his name.....

    • @Ray Williams yeah, Vincent D'Onofrio makes almost every character he plays come off as an egomaniacal a-hole, but I'm a good 8 years younger than Seth and that film at least lead me to his writing and biography 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • This dude came across like an old ass clown recently with the picture he posted of the Bill Gates painting by lushsux.

  • He never had to go out of his way to do what he thinks is right to do.He could have been far more selfish, given his privately-educated background.He is a great and talented performer.His books , the Ali G and Borat ones, are hilarious still.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen is such a dream of a man... he's so reflected and smart... has such a beautiful big heart... his work helps so much in exposing the ridiculousness of all that infantile hate and greed... all that weird ignorance about seemingly obvious things... and he puts so much into his work... and on top of that he's so(!) funny and if that wasn't all enough he's also sexy. damn....

    • @boomslangCA I've seen a couple of LA restaurant waiters on TV say that he's one of the nicest celebrity customers.

    • It always amazes me how nice he seems, totally against the characters he plays.

  • Watch his Netflix series 'Spy'

  • 'Intense Clown School' was the band that played at my prom.

    • Sounds like a non-copyright-infringing version of Insane Clown Posse.


    • ICP is suing them for copyright infringement...

    • Must have been these guys! :)

    • i thought it was Seth's improv team.

  • Comedy & Tragedy.....very very old binary.

    • In theatre, comedies are tragedies and tragedies are comedies. A true comedy is a tragic one and a true tragedy always comes with a happy ending. Comedy deals with grief head on wile grief uses comedy to overcome tragedy. Truly a balance of the mind body and soul.

  • King Julien in the house!!!👑🥭

    • @Sofedup ! King Julien was my favorite; but after finding out it was Sacha that voiced him i couldn’t get enough of him and his crazy antics. Very funny 🤣😂🤣

    • Loved the damn lemur!

    • I had such a genuine mindfuck _years_ later when I realized that Sacha voiced king Julien.

  • Sacha is a legend.