Who Is America?

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Sorry episodes: the most disappointing TV shows of 2018
From the squandered promise of Who Is America? to the glacial pacing of McMafia, this year featured plenty of turkeys that failed to take flight

Phil Harrison, Stuart Heritage, Laura Snapes, Rebecca Nicholson, Gwilym Mumford, Lucy Mangan, Lanre Bakare, Benjamin Lee and Kate Abbott

27, Dec, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Who is America?: Why Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy failed to land a punch
Some people hoped the satirist’s series would be the defining show of our age. Instead, it was just another Ali G – and never managed to worry anyone truly important

Stuart Heritage

28, Aug, 2018 @9:40 AM

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Who Is America?: Sacha Baron Cohen tries to draw OJ Simpson confession
Controversial series concludes with Baron Cohen’s Gio Monaldo character asking sports star if he had killed Nicole Brown Simpson and her partner

Gwilym Mumford

27, Aug, 2018 @9:50 AM

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Who is America? – Sacha Baron Cohen’s show remains brave but behind the times
As it hits its stride, has the show, which professes to expose American idiots, actually picked the right targets?

Fiona Sturges

04, Aug, 2018 @10:00 AM

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The week in TV: Unforgotten, Who Is America?, Prison and more
Detective duo Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar returned on fine form, but Sacha Baron Cohen’s new satire was an uneven affair

Euan Ferguson

22, Jul, 2018 @6:00 AM

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'No-warning TV': why are surprise releases becoming so popular?
From the OA and UnReal to Who is America?, dropping shows into the world with little or no promotion is the latest TV trend. Is it just gimmickry and do viewers lose out?

Jack Seale

19, Jul, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Disability can be funny – just get disabled people to make the jokes
Sacha Baron Cohen playing a disabled veteran in his new series might have caused controversy, but he’s doing nothing others haven’t done before

Penny Pepper

18, Jul, 2018 @5:30 AM

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Sacha Baron Cohen channel defends Who Is America? against claims of mocking veterans
Showtime, the US broadcaster behind the comedian’s new project, says claims from Sarah Palin that the show made fun of disabled former servicepeople are false

Lanre Bakare

17, Jul, 2018 @9:27 AM

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'Always go slightly too far': what makes ambush TV work?
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? follows a long line of TV troublemakers who fooled guests into self-sabotage, but his scattergun approach risks missing the mark

Phil Harrison

17, Jul, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Who Is America? review – too frightening to be truly funny
Sacha Baron Cohen’s new characters are brilliantly done, but it is not always clear who or what the target is

Lucy Mangan

16, Jul, 2018 @9:40 PM

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Who is America? Sacha Baron Cohen's new show aims high but goes low
The first episode of the comedian’s much-hyped new series has one moment of viral gold but is mostly a frustrating experience

Charles Bramesco

15, Jul, 2018 @7:46 PM

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Who else might be a victim of Sacha Baron Cohen's new show?
Sarah Palin and other US rightwingers have railed at being duped, but Cohen’s Who is America? is shrouded in mystery. Did he get as far as the White House?

Gwilym Mumford

14, Jul, 2018 @5:00 AM

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