Day: July 9, 2018

Sacha Baron Cohen stars in new satire series, Who Is America? for Showtime

It makes perfect sense in hindsight. We hadn’t heard or seen much of anything out of Sacha Baron Cohen since The Brothers Grimsby movie premiere in February 2016. Baron Cohen only goes into hiding when he’s in disguise, plotting his next satirical surprise on the world. And here it is. Showtime officially announced last week’s worst-kept-secret, a new half-hour series from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, his first TV project in a decade: WHO IS AMERICA?  Baron Cohen wrote and directed the seven-episode series, which “will explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural...

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Episode #215: Clusterfest 2018 with Jeff Ross, Matt Broussard and the art of roasting

This is a special edition of Last Things First, recorded live during Clusterfest 2018 in San Francisco. Comedy Central was kind enough to ask me to host a series of Clusterfest panels for the media that they called fireside chats. In this session, I welcomed the Roastmaster himself, Jeff Ross, and two-time Roast Battle runner-up Matt Broussard to talk about the art of roasting, the development of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle series (which tapes its third season this July), and the upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis. So let’s get to it! http://traffic.libsyn.com/thecomicscomic/Clusterfest20Roast20Panel20LTF20Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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