Saturday, November 25, 2006

Cultural Learnings of New York for Make Glorious Ass Whipping

The British comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in the surprise comedy hit, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" , was surprised himself when he tried his Romanian news reporter act on a no nonsense New Yorker. This month, after taping a Saturday Night Live segment, Cohen and a friend, "House" star Hugh Laurie, were walking to a local bar.

Going into his Borat character, Cohen approached a complete stranger on the street and asked him:
“I like your clothings. Are nice! Please may I buying? I want have sex with it.”
The stranger, obviously believing that he was being accosted by a pervert, responded by pounding Cohen in the face several times. Hugh Laurie intervened, sparing Cohen from serious injury. It is not known if Cohen received medical care for the thrashing.

Cohen had been warned by his managers not to pull this kind of prank outside of a television studio. He has been criticized (and is being sued) for duping people into saying ridiculous things on which he based his movie. This controversial art form has been labeled "ambush humor."

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