That's pretty much a stance which has carried over into his own signature work (Da Ali G and Bruno), though I find him to be absolutely spot on in his two major supporting roles (Hugo and Sweeny Todd) and would love to see more of that. However, for now though I must internalize and process the coming of his next feature film, The Dictator (no not a remake of Chaplin's The Great Dictator - at least I hope not - though I do think he's trying to go for the same feel), a satire on Middle East dictators that I'm sure will be packed with plenty of "too close for comfort" comedy.
Even though he's sticking with the same people that helped make Borat and Bruno, I must say that I find it reassuring knowing that he's going with the "is it a documentary that's staged or a mockumentary that's real" look that had people of the internet debating semantics in full force come end of the year list time. So will Cohen's Dictator work for me? Will I finally come aboard the Sacha Baron Cohen bandwagon? We'll have to wait and see. Though I will say this: if the first trailer is any indication, I can't help feeling more of the same is on the way (oh and yay Ben Kingsley)