Hollywood stars are praising Sacha Baron Cohen's shocking new show 'Who Is America?' as 'essential' and 'mind-blowing'


  • Sacha Baron Cohen may have duped and angered a handful of politicians for his new Showtime series “Who Is America?,” but Hollywood celebrities are loving it.
  • Everyone from Jimmy Kimmel to Jordan Peele to Russell Crowe have applauded the show.

Sacha Baron Cohen has duped and angered a handful of notable politicians, like Sarah Palin and Joe Walsh, for his new Showtime series “Who Is America?” that premiered on Sunday. But Hollywood stars are loving it.

Celebrities like Jimmy Kimmel, Jordan Peele, Russell Crowe, and Mindy Kaling applauded the show on Twitter for being a “must watch” and “essential” viewing.

The show follows Cohen – who’s also known for “Borat,” “Bruno,” and “Da Ali G Show” – as he takes on multiple different personas in an effort to shine satirical light on the age of Trump and intense partisan divide.

One segment even sees Cohen as a fake Israeli “anti-terror expert” trick several current and former politicians, including Walsh, into supporting arming toddlers with guns. Another shows him trying to convince Bernie Sanders of a nonsensical plan to make everyone the 1%.

Below are celebrity reactions to the show:

“Who Is America?” airs on Showtime on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.

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