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Biography

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Portrait of the innovative and controversial comic who created the off-the-wall characters as Ali G and Borat. Cohen was born to an orthodox Jewish family in London and studied history at Cambridge before turning to comedy in 1995. As the dumb hipster Ali G, Cohen interviewed such luminaries as Ralph Nader, Donald Trump, and Newt Gingrich, and had them all believing that Ali G was a real person. And as the bumbling Borat from Kazahkstan, Cohen infuriated the government of that nation with his movie, Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The movie garnered Cohen a Golden Globe, as well as several law suits from disgruntled interview subjects who appeared in the film.

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