Hipster Ali G. interviews a variety of guests from the world of crime prevention, drug enforcement and the judiciary to discuss the issues of crime and drugs in Britain and America. Ali G, ... See full summary »
Sacha Baron Cohen,
A bunch of London buddies call themselves the "Jolly Boys," and devote most of their spare time to swilling beer, goofing off, and generally pursuing unambitious good times. But one day, ... See full summary »
Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the... See full summary »
Sacha Baron Cohen,
Gina La Piana
This is a short film made by the people who make Ali G. They used it as a pilot for Ali G to try and sell to some Hollywood producers he had had meetings with on Ali G in da USAiii. It was ... See full summary »
First, let me say something about the popular myth that only people with a low IQ watch this show. A poll by our university, concerning humor, pointed out that about 30% of my fellow students of EE (Eindhoven) loves this show's humor. One's sense of humor is affected by their environment and people around them, not with how well educated they are. I think this show, though, is an example of what humor has become these days (in the Netherlands). I therefore also think that adults (25+) will less likely like this show compared to adolescents (15+). In case you think this is rubbish, I suggest you check out the audience (and yes, adults ARE allowed to come to the show too, I can tell because I've been there once). This show is meant for a relative young viewer like myself (17). I'm one of the 'Hans Teeuwen'/'Ab Normaal' kind of people.
But yes, I agree that his humor can be classed as a combination of cheap/sexual jokes. But I do not get what's wrong with that. If people find it funny and enjoy it, what's the problem? If it really was annoying and no one would watch it, it would be cancelled due to low ratings.
The problem I do have with his humor is that it repeats itself a lot. This might sometimes be funny but most of the time.. it isn't. For example when the guests uses a sophisticated word, Jensen will most likely respond with 'Is that some kind of STD?', or he will answer with "Ohh man I just got an orgasm" after a long applause. His book of humor is limited to 10 pages.
I think the decision of going daily was the worst decision ever made, since it used to be once a week. Going daily did result, as expected, in a loss of the show's quality, special guests and ratings. I watch it about 2 or 3 times a week now. In the past though, I wouldn't want to miss a single episode (and also listened radio before that).
7/10, for the fact it is still funny, although the show is slowly but surely losing its magic.
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