'Lord Monckton': Sacha Baron Cohen's latest character?

Especially in this day and age, there are political celebrities who routinely say such outlandish things that you’re uncertain whether to take them seriously. So you can’t really blame Australian TV host Craig Reucassel for implying that Lord Christopher Monckton must be the next brilliant creation of Sacha Baron Cohen. For those of you unfamiliar with Monckton’s CV, he’s an outspoken climate-change skeptic who once worked for prime minister Margaret Thatcher and he has a history of controversial and polarizing statements. Like the time he said the Hitler Youth was a liberal Green organization. Or the time he suggested that all AIDS victims should be quarantined.

Watch as Reucassel marvels at Cohen’s artistic integrity during an interview with “Monckton” for his show, The Hamster Wheel. Cohen doesn’t break character in the slightest, and even pretends to be angered by Reucassel’s line of questioning and orders him to leave. What commitment!

How does “Monckton” compare to Cohen’s other characters, like Borat, Ali G, and Brüno? Are there current American political figures who you think might also really be fake characters? I mean, besides Donald Trump.

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  • David Roche

    I wanted this to be real! :)

  • orville

    That is pretty amazing makeup–I wouldn’t have ever guessed that he was Baron-Cohen.

    • BrandonK

      Just to be clear, that’s not really Cohen. It’s the real Monckton…they’re making fun of him.

      • orville

        I guess I should read more carefully. I guess I was just hopeful that Baron Cohen really did create a new character to parody jokers like this. There seems to be quite the tradition of Nazi-sympathizing in the British nobility.

  • sara

    I actually agree that people with AIDS should be quarantined. Why not just get rid of everyone that has it and it will no longer be a problem. It’s hard to feel sorry for them when they did it to themselves.

    • Carrie Crowne

      TROLLOLOLOLOL

      • sara

        Are saying I’m a troll and laughing out loud at the same time? Don’t quite understand.

    • M Bluth

      Yeah all of those children with AIDS really should die because of the unsafe drugs and sex that they are having. *sarcasm intended

      • sara

        Yes they should because they will probably end up passing it on when they are older. Their parents are most likely poverty stricken deadbeats and usually the children follow the same path as the parents. Not our fault the parents are lowlifes and didn’t get an abortion when they had the chance.

      • halfacow

        Sara, I hope one day you manage to take your head out your ass and grasp an understanding of the larger world you as an intellectually impotent barbarian inhabit.

      • sara

        I am quite content with seeing the world as it really is and not through your little bubble.

    • chris

      Sara,
      You must be an Aussie; such classic dry Aussie irony, and of course, like the Sacha Cohen skit itself, most non-Aussies just don’t get the joke.
      Top work lassie, I mean “they did it to themselves” – all those haemophiliacs who got HIV from transfusions must be laughing themselves silly (well, those few who are still alive anyway).

      • sara

        Well, I guess that they just have to realize that they need to do this for the greater good.

    • sray

      Are you serious? what about the children who got it from their parents or the unsuspecting wives!

  • Rob

    I’m not convinced that the author (Jeff Labrecque) knows that this is not Cohen

    • Michelle

      Neither am I!

  • Dicazi

    Sasha Baron Cohen is an acquired taste that I have no desire to acquire.

  • Jim

    Most. Confusing. Article. Ever.

    • Michelle

      I think it is because Jeff Labrecque really believes that Lord Monckton is Cohen. So he was taken in too. He should have done a little research and found out that Monckton is a real person. The joke wasn’t just on Monckton!

  • Dan

    Yeah, probably needs to be made more clear. I’m an Aussie and just watching the show I got a little confused (but that’s our classic dead-pan humour for ya). Cringe worthy stuff, Monckton really had no idea he was getting the piss taken out of him.

  • Finton Stack

    I actually agree that sociopaths like Sara should be quarantined. Why not just get rid of everyone that has it and it will no longer be a problem. It’s hard to feel sorry for them when they did it to themselves.

    So should her children because they will probably end up passing it on when they are older. Sara is most likely a bigotry stricken deadbeat and usually the children follow the same path as the parents. Not our fault Sara is an inhuman monster and didn’t get an abortion when she had the chance.

    • Mali Barclay

      Well said Finton Stack! We Aussies aren’t racist, ignorant “bogans” as a general rule, and those that are we try to keep out of the world’s view. Sadly some of them figure out how to turn on a computer and use the internet, or worse, travel abroad and tarnish our fun-loving but respectful reputation.

  • Silk

    Wow, what an edit job that was! A laugh track??? Huh? Another propaganda video to suck in more uneducated people that we have to pay carbon taxes to ??? oh right Al Gore who is heavily invested in the oil companies and has been caught lying over and over again. Wake up world, this video is another example of the lies we are being fed on a daily basis.

  • Finton Stack

    Yes Silk, it’s all a big conspiracy…

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