On Saturday night, Jarren (along with my mother and Richard) went to see Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, as did much of the nation. More than 24 hours later, I don’t know what got bigger laughs, the 100 minutes of Talladega or the 60 seconds of new trailer material for the upcoming Borat film. This is both a compliment to the hilarity of the Borat trailer, as well as Talladega. But, in short, those 60 seconds absolutely killed in our sold-out cinema. It was almost too bad that a feature was forced to follow it. I’ve already shared my thoughts on this blog, about Borat, which I had a chance to see while in Cannes this May.
But, now, I’ve shared it with The Sunday Times in London. I was flattered to be interviewed for this piece by John Elliott. Though, I’m a bit surprised that in our 20-minute conversation, the best stuff I said seemingly was about some male-on-male hijinks in the film. I thought I did an okay job giving my take on the political incorrectness of the humor and how Borat fits firmly in some of the wildest film comedy of all time. Instead, let it be known journalists out there, if you need a pundit to comment on “hairy male chase” sequences, you’ve found your man.