Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has made a successful career out of exposing the inherent absurdities of celebrities.
During an interview with New York Times, he said that “sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger.” He has also altered his appearance to transition into many different characters to uncover ridiculousness, the most recent in Borat Subsequent Movie.
To celebrate his award as “Best Actor in a Motion Picture,” Cohen recently made a stop by “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” On the late-night show, the Golden Globe winner performed a skit with his wife, actress Isla Fisher.
Vaccine For Six
In the skit, the pair appeared to be running a side business selling coronavirus vaccines. As the show progressed, Cohen seemed distracted as he kept interrupting the interview with his host to field calls from desperate celebrities hoping to get their hands on the vaccine.
One of the simulated phone calls he took was from Kanye West, who Cohen said he “had him down for six vaccines,” one for West, one for his soon-to-be-ex-wife Kim Kardashian, and their four children.
“Hello? Hello? Yeah, Kanye? Yo, yo, yo. I can get you, Johnson & Johnson. No, no. Not Dakota and Don,” Cohen quipped.
Family Of One
“What, you only need one now? I’ve got you down for six.” Kimmel quietly points out his mistake. “Oh, sorry, I hadn’t heard,” Cohen is heard saying into the phone to the audience’s delight.
All things considered, Cohen’s joke about West and Kardashian was not as biting as some of his jokes are.
During his award acceptance speech, the comedian sent his appreciation to the “all-white” Hollywood Foreign Press Association. He also took a jab at Rudy Giuliani, his co-star in Borat Subsequent Movie film.
He described Giuliani as a “fresh new talent who came from nowhere to be a comedy genius.” He added, “Who can get more laughs out of one unzipping?” He continued that Giuliani starred in a string of comedy films like “Four Seasons Landscaping,” “Hair Dye the Day,” and the courtroom drama “The Very Public Fart.”
He threw another jab at Giuliani by joking that the vote that got him the victory was rigged and was being contested by Donald Trump. Relentless in his joke, Cohen quipped that Trump claimed that a lot of dead people voted.
Let Truth Prevail
In the end, he thanked everyone who worked with him on the Borat sequel to make it a success. He thanked his crew for their bravery and loyalty as they risked getting arrested or contracting COVID-19 to help release the movie before the elections.
He continued that with their help, the movie was able to show the danger of lies, hate and conspiracies and the immeasurable power of truth, empathy and democracy. Cohen also sent a special shoutout to his wife, Fisher, for her incredible patience and for putting up with his “madness.”
However, it doesn’t seem that Fisher minds his “madness” at all, seeing how invested she was in the vaccine skit.