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Ali G Accepts Sacha Baron Cohen's Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Comedy Awards

The British Comedy Awards were held in, um, Britain last night, and Ben Kingsley presented his The Dictator co-star Sacha Baron Cohen with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Cohen came out as Ali G to accept the award, marking his first public appearance as the character since HBO's Da Ali G Show in 2004. Hit the jump for more acceptance speeches from last night's awards, which went out to shows that you'll probably start hearing about here in the States two years from now, such as Julia Davis's melodramatic 19th century shipwreck comedy Hunderby, which took home two prizes.

Hulu To Air New Episodes of 'The Thick of It'

Hulu and the BBC announced today that they're going to work together to produce a much-anticipated fourth season of Armando Iannuci's The Thick of It. The fantastic British political comedy has been off the air since 2009, back when Gordon Brown was still Prime Minster (British politics joke – nailed it). If you aren't familiar, the previous seasons and specials will be up on Hulu on July 29. This move effectively makes Hulu the official destination of hearing cursing in British accents.

'The Thick of It': the Most Perfectly Obscene TV Show Ever

If you were to make a chart of British influence upon the United States, a start at around 100 percent on the morning of Lexington and Concord would drift relentlessly towards the bottom right corner over time, except in one regard — television. From American Idol to The Office to Trading Spaces to Prime Suspect to America’s Got Talent to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, our appetite for concepts coined in London remains positively colonial.

As some sort of sop to national pride, these efforts are made over in our own image of course, with new performers, writers, and creators (occasional hold-over viceroys like Simon Cowell and Piers [...]

Hulu Announces Streaming Start Date for New 'The Thick Of It" Season

The fourth season of Armando Iannucci's The Thick Of It will debut in the states on Hulu this Saturday, September 9, immediately following their UK airing on BBC Two. If you want to wait until October 21, you can watch all seven episodes back-to-back. You'd really be in the thick of The Thick Of It.