comedian from Britain,
who has achieved cult status is coming under fire for his portrayal
of Ali G, a take off of a gangsta (cliche, but that is what they
are saying..), who wears in Orange suit, wears big gold chains
and wears a Tommy Hilfiger hat. The comedians real name is Sacha
Baron Cohen, a middle class Jew.
In Britain, race
is a sensitive issue, and Cohen has struck that nerve. He was
named comedian of the year, and now Britain's top black comics
are accusing him of making fun of Black Culture. Curtis Walker
said: ``I don't like the concept of a white guy playing a black
guy and when he is playing a stupid stereotype, it is even worse.''
Felix Dexter agreed: ``It is being celebrated because it allows
the liberal middle classes to laugh at that culture in a safe
context where they can retain their sense of political correctness.''
There is a similar American comic that is always on The Howard
Stern Show, Colt .45ineberg. Neither of the comics acts are really
funny, but judge Ali G for yourself, here is a clip
from the show.