Ali goes to Harvard

Comic follows Mother Teresa and Bono

Ali G is going to Harvard.

The creation of Sacha Baron Cohen has been invited to address the graduates of 2004 at Class Day next month.

His appearance will come ahead of a new second series airing on cable channel HBO this summer.

Event organiser John Paul M. Fox said: “We are excited to welcome this most talented and hilarious performer, along with his yellow jumpsuit and copious amounts of ice.

And college Dean Benedict H. Gross replied: “All I can say is boyashaka.

Baron Cohen, a Cambridge graduate, will join a distinguished list of Class Day speakers when he takes to the podium on June 9.

Previously, Mother Teresa, Arthur Miller, Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Bono have all addressed the students.

But this will be the third year a comedian has been the speaker, following Will Ferrell and Al Franken.

Published: 24 May 2004

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