Sacha Baron Cohen as 'Borat' Goes After Kanye at Kennedy Center Honors The actor/comedian reprised his iconic role for a speech Sunday night at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in D.C., where George Clooney, Gladys Knight, U2 and a few other artists were honored. During the ceremony, SBC came out dressed as the misunderstood Kazak journalist and went right after Kanye's antisemitic remarks saying Before I proceed, I will say I am very upset about the antisemitism in US and A. It not fair. Kazakhstan is number 1 Jew-crushing nation. Stop stealing our hobby. Stop the steal! Stop the steal He added, "Your Kanye, he tried to move to Kazakhstan and even changed his name to Kazakhstanye West. But, we said: No, he too antisemitic, even for us. If you're unfamiliar, the 'Borat' character is known for making antisemitic jabs but everyone knows it's ironic humor, because Sacha is Jewish. He even sang a parody of U2's "With or Without You," changing the lyrics to "With or Without Jews.