Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Itsa nice to see you
Alright, so here's the deal. I love the Ali G show. I have ever since I took a trip to L.A back a couple of years and watched my first episode in some dank hotel room. I love all the characters for sure, but I think I'm one of the rare ones who actually likes Ali G better than Borat. Either way, Sacha Cohen is a ridiculously good comic genius who manages to stay so well in character it's unbelievable. I mean, I remember people being so surprised that it was the same person playing Ali G, Borat, and Bruno. Just amazing. And damn funny too. What about the Borat movie? Well, I haven't seen it, but I've heard that people who've never seen Borat before love it, and those who have think it's just ok. And I can see that. 'Cause I'm not sure how long a Borat skit can work for. It's like the Family Guy movie. Pretty good, but not nearly as good an episode. It's like they took the amount of jokes in one episode and stretched it to a length of a movie reducing the frequency of jokes. Either way, I'll reserve my judgment of the Borat movie until I see it.
Now, here's the thing. I think Sacha Cohen is so damn good, and anytime I admire somebody, I always want to see them for who they are - say on talk shows, or making-of's, etc. I remember when I first saw Dan Castellaneta, it was so cool to see him speak in his normal voice and see the man behind Homer. So ever since I've known about Ali G, I've always wanted to see the man behind the characters and find out what he's like when he's not putting on an act. But the thing is, to catch Sacha Cohen being himself has been a really hard feat over the years because he's ALWAYS been in character. Even when he went on Leno, SNL, Letterman, even a cameo in Talledega Nights, he was always in character. You were hard pressed to get a sense of what Sacha Cohen was really like.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, my prayers were answered last night as Sacha Cohen accepted his golden globe as Sacha Cohen and not as Borat. It was really nice to see him as a normal person and to get a glimpse of the genius behind the comedy. If you haven't see him out of character yet, hop over to the Golden Globes website and watch his post-acceptance conference. So thanks Cohen for finally revealing yourself, and congrats on your win. Thanks for reading.