Ali G in the house! Sacha Baron Cohen surprises fans in Sydney with an impromptu comedy routine as his original alter ego
He has been enjoying a quiet suburban Sydney lifestyle since moving his family to Down Under earlier this year.
But Sacha Baron Cohen returned to the limelight on Saturday night when he made a surprise appearance at a comedy club in Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter.
Dressed as his original alter ego Ali G, British funny man, 49, left fans stunned as he stormed the stage, reports The Daily Telegraph.
Ali G in the house! Sacha Baron Cohen left fans stunned on Saturday when he made a surprise appearance as Ali G at a comedy club in Sydney. Pictured at the BRIT Awards in February 2002
Sacha reportedly performed in two comedy shows on Saturday nights, with each set lasting 20 minutes.
An audience member said everyone had to put their phones in “sealed bags” before Sacha took the stage – presumably to prevent the performance from leaking online.
‘[Sacha] had everyone down,” said the spectator.
What a surprise! Sacha reportedly performed in two comedy shows in Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter, with each set lasting 20 minutes
Ali G was the comedic persona that launched Sacha towards stardom.
The satirical character debuted in the late 1990s on the British TV show The 11 O’Clock Show, and later appeared in the eponymous spin-off Da Ali G Show in 2000.
Sacha reprized his iconic role in the film Ali G Indahouse in 2002.
Shhhh! An audience member said everyone had to put their phones in ‘sealed bags’ before Sacha took the stage – presumably to prevent the performance from leaking online
Iconic: Ali G was the comedic persona that launched Sacha on the road to stardom. The satirical character made his debut on the British TV show The 11 O’Clock Show in the late 1990s, before later appearing in the 2000 spin-off Da Ali G Show.
Ali G, a youth television employee and wannabe rapper from Staines, was known for his celebrity spoof interviews, in which he asked inappropriate and often ridiculous questions.
He asked astronaut Buzz Aldrin what it was like to ‘walk on the sun’, and asked British Socialist MP Tony Benn whether to strike was the same as ‘pulling a sick’.
The sassy comedian even asked Professor Sue Leece, director of the Center for Gender Research, if another woman could “slip through” and become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Sacha currently lives in Sydney with his wife, Australian actress Isla Fisher, and their three children.
Hollywood stars Down Under: Sacha currently lives in Sydney with his wife, Australian actress Isla Fisher (right), and their three children