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Sacha Baron Cohen Gets Dick Cheney to Sign a ‘Waterboard Kit’

The star of 'Borat' is bestowing upon the world the last thing it needs — yet another anti-conservative television show

Absolutely the last thing the small screen needs these days is another leftist, anti-Trump, anti-conservative program on the air.

It’s been done to death. Turn to just about any channel and viewers will find some celebrity somewhere going on a tired, worn-out tirade against President Donald Trump — and anyone who is not completely opposed to him.

Talk shows from Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Michelle Wolf, Samantha Bee, Conan O’Brien, Trevor Noah, Bill Maher, and others all fit this bill.

There are also reliably left-wing comedies like “Our Cartoon President” and “Saturday Night Live.”

Now we’re getting another one.

“Borat” star Sacha Baron Cohen recently teased an anti-Trump project — and it’s an interview show for Showtime.

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Cohen, it’s been revealed, has been filming the project in secret for about a year. A tease for the series also shows him asking former Vice President Dick Cheney to sign his “waterboard kit.”

And Cheney complies.

In Cohen’s comedy, ridiculous characters interview people under false pretenses. He once interviewed President Donald Trump for his show “Da Ali G Show,” which ran from 2000 to 2004 — but Trump saw through the ruse rather quickly and ended the exchange.

Cohen’s new show is titled, “Who Is America,” and it premieres July 15.

It’s not difficult to see why Cohen is turning to politics. Things have slowly deteriorated for him since the massive success he had with 2006’s “Borat.” His schtick worked less with “Bruno” and “The Dictator,” and when he took the lead in a scripted comedy, 2016’s “The Brothers Grimsby,” it completely flopped.

He’s now doing what so many desperate comedians do these days — jumping on “the resistance” bandwagon, trotting out some tired Trump material, and hoping for some quick pats on the back.

PopZette editor Zachary Leeman can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter.

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