Sacha Baron Cohen exposes his own coronavirus vaccine celebrity scam

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

After exposing his coronavirus vaccine scam on national TV, Sacha Baron Cohen is on the run.

As it turns out, the recent Golden Globe winner is operating an insidious side-hustle that involves helping celebrities jump the line for the coronavirus vaccine. Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna. Cohen has got them all… for a price. The transformative actor outed himself as a black market seller of various Covid-19 vaccines while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It was all an elaborate sketch, of course, but it's also a great example of Baron Cohen's mad genius too.

"The movie exemplifies that those using power to get ahead, using their criminality, using their positions for self-enrichment—" he explains before being interrupted by his wife Isla Fisher, who forks over a wad of cash and says that "Mark Ruffalo's outside."

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Naturally, it doesn't take long before things spiral out of control and the cops begin raiding the couple's home. Knowing it was only a matter of time before he was caught, Baron Cohen grabs a nearby go-bag, snags a good luck smooch from Fisher, then bolts for his car and gives chase. Meanwhile, Kimmel is left to make sense of the situation and fails miserably on every front. To be fair, the interview was out of his hands from the start.

Anyway, the whole thing ends with Baron Cohen jumping a curb with his car, crashing it, then continuing on foot. The sketch is incredibly well-crafted and downright hilarious, and might I suggest giving the editor a bonus in their next check? While this isn't news per se, it's Friday, and we've got to write about something while avoiding WandaVision spoilers until quitting time, right? We hope that this video made you smile, and wish you a great weekend ahead!

Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.