Check This Out: Bruno Punks Conan on the Tonight Show
by Alex Billington
June 26, 2009
This is why I frickin' love Sacha Baron Cohen so damn much. Not only is he able to just come up with this character and fool countless Americans to begin with, but he's able to keep up the act all the way until its actual release. Bruno appeared on the new Tonight Show last night to talk with Conan O'Brien. Okay, so Bruno doesn't completely punk Conan, he's obviously in on the joke, but I think Conan didn't even see some of this coming. Or at least he didn't know Bruno would strip down and dance on his desk. I've actually seen Bruno already and it is definitely as crazy as this video. Actually, it's a lot crazier than this, unquestionably!
Bruno is directed by Larry Charles, of Borat, Bill Maher's Religulous, and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" previously. The character was created by Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedic mastermind behind Borat, Signor Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd, and, of course, "Da Ali G Show". Cohen and his cohort Dan Mazer are credited for the majority of the writing in this. After the huge success of Borat, Cohen sold the distribution rights for Bruno to Universal for a reported $42 million and began production last year, prey on more unaware Americans and other idiots. Universal will debut Bruno in theaters everywhere on July 10th.