Actor and writer Sacha Baron Cohen is famous for taking his characters â Ali G., Borat, Bruno â into the real world, interacting with people who have no idea that they’re dealing with a fictional character. But his new movie, The Dictator, is a scripted comedy about a tyrant on the loose in New York.
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Grab your prom champagne flukes, folks! This episode is otter nonsense! We’ve got How Did This Get Made host and The Dictator star Jason Mantzoukas sharing what it was like to improvise with Sacha Baron Cohen and hug Gandhi (Sir Ben Kingsley).
Why are we sometimes moved to tears by someone else’s suffering? What makes us want to risk our lives to save a stranger? How do we experience and acknowledge the feelings of others over our own, and how does this alter our behaviour? What if we can’t do any of these things, and find it difficult to treat others as anything other than objects?