Running a link to material as dusty and creaky as this is pretty close to unpardonable, but this YouTube video of Sacha Baron Cohen‘s visit to the Jon Stewart show is truly fascinating. Cohen’s natural British accent is mesmerizing…in a very relaxed and affable way. He’s witty as shit. On top of which (and for some reason I find this extra-surprising) his hair is thinning. For me, it revives the whole Borat thing because now there’s an engaging real-life guy behind the mask. (The James Lipton story is hilarious, by the way.) Cohen needs to try a different Borat p.r. mode and do some follow-up interviews as himself. It adds to the intrigue. Everyone’s sick of his in-character routine — time to shift gears.