Dan Friedman

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25 Years With Sacha BC

In Comedy, Culture, Films, Visual Media on March 11, 2016 at 9:48 pm

For the loudest person in the room, Sacha Baron Cohen took a while to find his public voice. Or voices.

From the time I met him as a 16 year old, through our college years and while we lived together, Sacha was always the center of attention and always the funniest person around. But people underestimate his commitment to craft: he would write and rewrite jokes on his antique Mac in the basement and spend hours repeating phrases until he had accents and intonations right.

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Talking to Nobby From “The Brothers Grimsby”

In Comedy, Culture, Films, Football (Soccer), Visual Media on March 11, 2016 at 9:50 am

I’d arranged to meet Sacha Baron Cohen to discuss his new film “The Brothers Grimsby,” which opens in American theaters on March 11. When I arrived at the back room of the bar to which I’d been directed, though, I was greeted by a tall, slightly pot-bellied man, who looked the spitting image of Liam Gallagher. He was holding a beer in his bandaged right hand, wearing an off-brand number 19 England kit, and appeared not to have washed in a couple of days. He greeted me warmly, thrust a beer in my direction, splashing me slightly, and indicated that we should start the interview.

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