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“The Rehearsal” blurs comedy and reality together

Written By Jake Dabkowski, Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2022
In the past twenty years, a new style of comedy has arisen. These movies and shows present real people’s reactions to various situations, often scripted or improvised by a host or actor playing a character. The first mainstream, notable example of this style is 2004’s “Borat.” In “Borat,” Sacha Baron Cohen portrays the titular “Borat,” a fictitious journalist from Khazikstan who travels across America and interviews various people. A majority of the people that he interacts with in the movie are real people, and their reactions to his antics are genuine.
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