Sacha Baron Cohen has revealed why he chose not to air any of that controversial Sarah Palin footage on “Who Is America?”

Cohen, 47, was asked about Palin, 54, in a new chat with Deadline after she called the comedian a “proven liar” on live TV.

Cohen was accused of duping the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential nominee into doing an interview by posing as a wounded veteran, with the chat garnering so much attention around the world that it ended up being axed.

The star said: “The upsetting answer is, I don’t think you missed much. There was a lot of pressure on me from the channel to put out Palin. And obviously, she did the only publicity for the show because I did zero interviews.

“There was no other publicity at all for the show. Thanks to her, people knew that the show was coming. But ultimately, I looked at the footage and it just wasn’t funny enough. For the pieces to be good, there has to be a good comic dynamic.

“She was just delivering these kinds of rote answers as if she was doing a campaign speech. And even though I sat with her I think for about two and a half hours, there was no comedy gold.”

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Cohen added, “It just was not funny enough and I just didn’t want to put out something that… didn’t really make me laugh.”

The “Borat” star also revealed whether or not there could ever be a “Who Is America?” season 2.

“It would be impossible. We relied on the fact that no one was expecting me. I hadn’t done anything undercover for over a decade and so nobody thought, Oh, wait a minute, is this a Sacha Baron Cohen character? That’s the problem.

“You’d have to wait another 10 years to get away with it again, otherwise you’d have some very slim pickings. And no publicist worth his or her weight would allow an interview with anyone suspicious now.”

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