Monday, January 12, 2009

Sasha Baron Cohen - Naughty and Funny

Funny stuff. Sasha Baron Cohen at last night's
Golden Globe Awards
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his character Borat, was booed at the Golden Globes last night for cracking wise about Madonna, among other celebrities.
He said, “It’s been a wonderful year for movies, including, of course, Benjamin Button, the story of a man whose face gets younger as he gets older. Uh, which is just like most of the people in this room.” (The camera pans to Button’s star Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.)
After the crowd burst into laughter, he continued, “It is said that in times of economic hardship, people flock to the cinemas to watch mindless puerile, escapist nonsense, which is great news because I’ve got a movie coming out .”
Sacha then proceeded to take jabs at a few celebs: “But this recession is affecting everyone, even celebrities. Victoria Beckham hasn’t eaten for three weeks. Charlie Sheen has been forced to have sex without paying for it. It’s true. And even Madonna has had to get rid of one of her personal assistants. (pauses) Our thoughts go out to you Guy Ritchie.” (Sandra Bullock shakes her head.)
I was more embarrassed by the disapproving looks by some of these hyper-sensitive goons who are clearly lacking in the sense of humor department. I loved Sasha's underlying point of the ridiculousness of the evening, while Americans are suffering financially.

Of course, I lapped up every ridiculous moment because I'm a dork.


Annette said...

He was mates with Madonna wasn't he? Well then...he knows best went went on in THAT marriage and i love a bit of politically incorrectness.

DivaJulia said...

He's totally friends with her. I think he's tremendous.