Sketch O’The Day

November 22nd, 2006 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat. I confess to have never seen a single second of this guy’s act. I don’t know why… just can’t work up the interest.



  1. zwallenfang says:

    This is great, because I think it actually looks more like Sacha Baron Cohen than it does Borat. It usually seems to be the other way around for most artists. Too many have a tendency to think if they just slop on the character’s costume and props that it will automatically look like them (Jack Sparrow vs Johnny Depp, Wolverine vs Hugh Jackman, what’s-his-face vs Superman, Rocky vs Stallone and so on).

  2. opsman says:

    Tom… it’s okay, and I know you shouldn’t stress yourself re-doing it, but that barely looks like Borat.

  3. Tom says:

    I’ll try not to lose any sleep over it, Opsman…

  4. Matt. says:

    All his characters are funny, to me atleast. I heard he’s making another movie for his other character “Bruno” too.

    I really like this sketch though. Seriously.

  5. Tom says:

    It’s probably the fact that I haven’t seen Cohen in anything but pictures that this doesn’t look like “Borat” to people. Borat isn’t a person, he’s a character. It’s like if I drew Mike Myers without having seen “Austin Powers” and then just gave him bad teeth and called it Austin Powers. Not the same. Characters have expressions and nuances that make them separate from those that portray them. They have the same features, but they are perceived differently because of a few cosmetic alterations and their act.


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