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Sacha Baron Cohen Confirms Return Of Ali G

Rebecca Shepherd

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Sacha Baron Cohen Confirms Return Of Ali G

Sacha Baron Cohen has confirmed the return of Ali G after taking to the stage back in June for some top secret set of stand-up gigs.

The 49-year-old who created the fictional, gangster-wannabe character - also known as Alistair Leslie Graham - appeared before an audience at the Comedy Store in Moore Park's Entertainment Quarter in Sydney, Australia.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Speaking to GQ about whether there's truth to the comeback rumours, he said: "Yes, I just wanted to get on stage and muck around and see what Ali G would be like with a crowd. It was really good fun."

Needing more information on whether we can expect a proper return or whether he'll be doing it again, he added: "Yes, I think I would. The reason I became a comedian was that I loved people laughing at my jokes.

"To actually hear laughter is a rare thing for me. When I do the movies, I have to wait three months to hear an audience laugh."

Sacha started appearing at Ali G on shows throughout the late 90s before becoming a household name. He then got his own show called The Ali G Show where he interviewed celebrities, politicians, and other public figures who often didn't know that Ali G was a fictional character.

He decided to retire the character in 2007 because he was becoming too recognisable and he wouldn't be able to get away with the pranks anymore.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

As one character is brought back, another says goodbye because earlier this year SBC revealed he has no intention of returning as Kazakhstani journalist Borat Sagdiyev.

The actor explained how Borat came back out of the woodwork for his latest film to fulfil a purpose which he doubts he'll be able to find again for a third instalment.

Speaking to Variety, he said: "I brought Borat out because of Trump. There was a purpose to this movie, and I don't really see the purpose to doing it again. So yeah, he's locked away in the cupboard."

He previously vowed never to make an undercover movie again, explaining: "After Brüno I was fairly traumatised. For about six months afterwards whenever I heard a police siren, I would start to get tense, because I'd been chased by the police so much. I vowed never to make another undercover movie again."

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, Sacha Baron Cohen

Rebecca Shepherd
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