Cohen, a.k.a. Borat, Ali G, and Bruno, is a comedic genius. As evidence, I submit this video of his acceptance speech after he won a Golden Globe award for best actor in a motion picture musical or comedy.
Sure, Cohen almost certainly gave some advance thought to what he was going to say. But he’s speaking spontaneously here, only glancing at the piece of paper he brought up with him when he gets to his “formal” thank you remarks.
The scene he’s talking about, the nude wrestling encounter between Borat and his rotund Kazakstan comrade, is the most gut-splitting bit of movie-making I’ve ever seen. It even had my normally restrained wife laughing out loud in the movie theatre.
Here’s Cohen’s Golden Globe appearance: [Note: the YouTube video I originally linked was removed at the request of Dick Clark Productions. This is ridiculous. Broadcast over the public airwaves, the producer of the Golden Globes should be happy to get more air time. Here's another version. If this gets deleted also, search on YouTube for another video. Hopefully copyright holders will get the message that they can't censor the public airwaves.]