Currently in the States, comedian-actor Sacha Baron Cohen stopped by Conan to promote his new film The Brothers Grimsby. During the interview, Cohen revealed something we figured anyway — that his outlandish character is a caricature of Liam Gallagher (above).
So, why did he choose to lampoon the Oasis frontman? Because the two got into a spat over an award acceptance joke that Cohen didn’t use (that Gallagher was expecting) during GQ’s Men Of The Year Awards four years ago (Cohen won Comedian of the Year):
So Liam Gallagher comes over and says, ‘Why the f**k didn’t you take the p**s out of me tonight?’ And I said, ‘I just didn’t get round to it’, and he said, ‘Do you know what? I’m going to stab you in the eye.’ I’ve never heard such a specific threat … Eventually he didn’t stab me.
Absolutely hilarious. During the sit-down, Cohen also revealed that he screened Grimsby for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. You can see that below. BONUS: We also included a clip where Cohen interviews people who don’t even realise that he is Sasha Baron Cohen. America.