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Ali G Comedian Threatened with Court

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posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 09:25 PM
Ali G, a British comedian whose routine pokes fun a the nation of Kazakhstan, has been threatened with legal action by that nations Foreign Ministry.


Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry threatened legal action on Monday against a British comedian who wins laughs by portraying the central Asian state as a country populated by drunks who enjoy cow-punching as a sport.

Sacha Baron Cohen, who portrays a spoof Kazakh television presenter Borat in his "Da Ali G Show", has won fame ridiculing Kazakhstan, the world's ninth largest country yet still little known to many in the West, on British and U.S. channels.

Cohen appears to have drawn official Kazakh ire after he hosted the annual MTV Europe Music Awards show in Lisbon earlier this month as Borat, who arrived in an Air Kazakh propeller plane controlled by a one-eyed pilot clutching a vodka bottle.

"We do not rule out that Mr. Cohen is serving someone's political order designed to present Kazakhstan and its people in a derogatory way," Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Yerzhan Ashykbayev told a news briefing.

Not everyone in the world can take a joke and it seems that Kazakhstan would be counted among that number.

[edit on 2005/11/15 by GradyPhilpott] extra DIV

posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 09:59 PM
I think the Kazakhstanians need to watch a few replays of his HBO shows.
Ali G is an equal opportunity derogatorian..

Sacha Cohen is a brave man..LOL

posted on Nov, 15 2005 @ 10:21 PM
For those who might not know of the comedian, he can be seen here addressing Harvard University:

[edit on 2005/11/15 by GradyPhilpott]

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