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Da Ali G Show 

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen appears as Ali G, a rapper-wannabe from Staines. Ali G has his own TV show, where he interviews people on serious subjects. They're not aware that Ali G is just a... See full summary »
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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen appears as Ali G, a rapper-wannabe from Staines. Ali G has his own TV show, where he interviews people on serious subjects. They're not aware that Ali G is just a character and they're being set up as part of a comedy act. Cohen also appears in two other guises: as Borat, a Kazakhstani reporter, and Bruno, a gay Austrian fashionista. Hilarity ensues. Written by grantss

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Comedy | Talk-Show

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USA | UK

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English

Release Date:

21 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ali G in da USAiii See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »

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Trivia

The first version of the show to feature the "Bruno" character. The original UK series only had Ali G and Borat. See more »

Goofs

During the opening credits, when Ali G's shoes are flying toward him, the shot from the shoes' point-of-view shows the them coming in backwards and upside down. The other shots showing the flying shoes, however, have them coming in the other way up. See more »

Quotes

Ali G: Booyakasha!
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Referenced in The Cleveland Show: Your Show of Shows (2011) See more »

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Keeps you laughing long after you finish watching
30 August 2004 | by solid_proSee all my reviews

I'll echo everything the other reviewer said and note that the two characters Cohen plays that aren't Ali G (Borat and Bruno), are even funier than Ali G himself.

Season 1 is a classic, though it tapers off in quality with the last couple of episodes. As such, it still has at least 1 riotous part in every episode. And by riotous, I mean the kind of humor that you will continue to laugh out loud about for months following.

The new season is even better. I never thought he could surpass what he did before, but he has. There were two particular segments, one with Borat in a cowboy bar, another with Bruno at Spring Break, that had me laughing for 5 minutes straight AFTER the segment was over.

From Dream On to Mr Show to Ali G, HBO knows comedy. This is, BY FAR, the best comedy show on TV. Chappelle is the only other program that comes close.


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