Sacha Baron Cohen is more Jewish than you think

Sacha Baron Cohen in New York City in 2011. (Photo by Joella Marano/Wikimedia Commons)

Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen is more Jewish than you think. His mother is Israeli, he’s fluent in Hebrew (his character Borat in fact speaks Hebrew with a bizarre, vaguely Central Asian accent), he spent a year living on a kibbutz as a teenager and he studied history with a focus on anti-Semitism at Cambridge University.

In this episode of A Few of My Favourite Jews, The CJN’s comedy interview podcast, Juno-winning comic Sophie Buddle joins host Laura Leibow to discuss her favourite celebrity, the Oscar-nominated star of Borat, The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Les Misérables.