Sacha Baron Cohen who created the show “This is America” is crediting President Trump for the show’s success.
According to Fox News:
Over the course of history, comedians have shared their take on current events with biting commentary on everything from class and gender to fashion and politics, and the current presidential administration is definitely no exception — with President Donald Trump regularly lampooned on shows like “Saturday Night Live” and by late-night TV hosts. But when does the current political climate in the United States become no laughing matter? On the red carpet at an Emmys For Your Consideration event, Variety asked “Who Is America?” star and creator Sacha Baron Cohen if there is a point when politics stops being funny.
“Yes. I think in many ways we are past that point. I think there is a danger [in not taking things seriously],” Baron Cohen replied. Though, he added, comedy “can release the pressure.”
“I think you need people to remain repulsed,” he continued. “Obviously, there are a lot of people who are supportive — but those who are upset with what was going on, I think they need to keep that, their passion, and bring it to the voting booth.”
The creator of “Borat” and “Bruno” brought his passion about politics to his Showtime series, but he still employed his outrageous brand of comedy to tackle the tough subjects.
The comedian stated he decided to create the show after Trump signed the travel ban which he said affected mostly Muslim countries.