NYPress.com – Posted By: Jordan Galloway
Before Sacha Baron Cohen shocked audiences on the big screen as Borat in his banana-hammock bathing suit, there was Shelly Mars. And if you find Cohen’s characters shocking, you’ve probably never seen Mars’. Described as an “after-hours Lily Tomlin,” Mars has made a career out of characters as controversial and hilarious as any performance artist including Cohen, but to say she is a character would be to sell her short. She herself will tell you she’s really 10 to 15 at least.