Cohen likes a comedic pain threshold few can tolerate— a sort of Andy Kaufman zone.
It’s hard laughing at his genius for promoting an absurdity past all human tolerance of insane behavior when the behavior he elicits just isolates and shoves in your face individual instances of daily Trump-era insanities.
The problem is borne of the formula: tragedy + time = comedy. It’s ALWAYS too soon when the joke is ubiquitous, unrelenting and ultimately on you.
“Who is America?” his series asks, and America answers back “could you please pick on somebody else?”