Judd Apatow praises Sacha Baron Cohen
Words: Caroline Foran
Judd Apatow likes speaking out about comedy. And we like hearing it. Last time we spoke of him, he was defending women in comedy and this time, he's crediting the man behind Borat, Ali G, Bruno and The Dictator with revolutionising comedy as we know it. Speaking with USA Today, the well regarded Bridesmaids producer said that some day we'd look back at Sacha Baron Cohen as one of the most revolutionary and legendary figures of 21st century comedy.
"He reinvents all the rules and has more courage than the rest of us. His six funniest moments are six of the funniest moments in comedy history."
Quite the glowing review is that! Chatting with the anchor, Apatow also spoke of the infamous 2012 Oscars moment wherein Cohen dumped the alleged ashes of North Korean leader Kim Jong-II all over poor Ryan Seacrest's suit., one of The Dictator's many stunts performed to promote the movie. Refreshingly, Apatow looks on that particular moment as somewhat of a metaphor for the wake up call we need in terms of comedy:
"It was hilarious... Things get very stale... Our entire industry needs someone to dump ashes on it. I appreciate that he tries to shake things up."
The Dictator is in cinemas now and it's freakin' hilarious. Check out Mike's review here.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Monday 21st May 2012 | Comedy
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