Sacha Baron Cohen has unveiled a terrifying and hilarious clip of his new Showtime series Who is America?, which many are saying has the ability to actually change American politics.
In the segment, we see Cohen dressed as Colonel Erran Morad – an anti-terror expert who’s trying to get his “Kinder Guardian” program kick started in the US. Morad meets with both Philip Van Cleave, the president of the Virginia Citizen’s Defense League, and Larry Pratt, the executive director of Emeritus of Gun Owners of America, and explains that he wants to train 4-year-olds to use guns in schools. Both agree it’s a great idea and Van Cleave even helps him film a kids training video complete. Former congressman Joe Walsh chimes in too, recording the sound bite “In less than a month, a first grader can become first grenader.”
Sarah Palin has already admitted to being duped by the comedian and there are rumours we can expect to see Howard Dean, Alberto Gonzales, Bernie Sanders, Trent Lott, General David Patraeus, and Ted Koppel on the show as well.
The first episode of Who is America? premiered on Showtime last night (15 July) with a further six episodes to come. It’ll be airing in the UK tonight (16 July) at 10pm on Channel 4.