Someone is definitely not getting invited back to the Oscars next year...
Sacha Baron Cohen's appearance as Ali G at this year's Oscars was sure to have ruffled a few feathers in Hollywood (even if it was kind of glossed over by everyone else after Leo won) and just in case you think it was a planned part of the show, Cohen is here to make sure you know that the truth of the situation.
Sitting down with Howard Stern, Cohen talks about how he was verboten from doing anything off-script but decided that amidst the '#OscarsSoWhite' controversy, Ali G was due an appearance. Self-serving? Yes, but the story of how he managed to get one over on the academy and how his wife Isla Fisher helped sneak in the costume is well worth hearing.
As for the aftermath of his joke, Cohen said: "I was worried because I went out there I didn't hear any ... reaction, And then I realized actually eventually the camera was not on me". Once it was though, he got a "nice gasp" from the audience, jokingly telling Stern, "I'm always trying to get fired."