Dailies | ‘The Dictator’ Trailer: Sacha Baron Cohen Laughs in the Face of Tyranny (Video)

"Borat" funny man aims to captivate audiences with latest comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen dons yet another wacky — albeit this time tyrannical — persona on May 11, 2012, when his new comedy "The Dictator" hits theaters. In the film — which co-stars John C. Reilly, Megan Fox, Anna Faris and renowned funny man Ben Kingsley — the "Borat" and "Bruno" yukster plays a foreign despot "who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed."

The Larry Charles-directed film is loosely based on the Saddam Hussein novel "Zabibah and the King" — though, truth be told, the title character looks suspiciously like the bastard love-child of Fidel Castro and Kramer from "Seinfeld."

No matter — check out the trailer for "The Dictator" below and see if it doesn't captivate you with laughter.