The comedian had been specifically asked by Oscar ceremony organisers to present on the night as himself
A selection of the most insightful, hilarious and politically charged quotes
Cohen seems to have made a lasting impression
"I is here representing all of them that's been overlooked"
The film could easily have seemed patronising - instead, it combines gleeful comic set-pieces with action sequences worthy of Jason Bourne
'Big up yourself Boutros, Boutros Boutros-Ghali. Respect' - he was told by Ali G
The footage from new film Grimsby was deemed "unacceptable for broadcast television"
'The only person who would ban Muslims is someone with brain like female chicken'
The comedian first appeared as Ali G while working on the network in 1998
Birmingham-born comic will front satirical news programme on Sunday evenings
This week we’ve seen the best and worst sides of drunken excesses. What have we learnt? Just like in life: llamas good, racism bad.
'Women should not have to adopt masculine traits in order to succeed,' says Australian actress
German tabloid begs 'beautifully crazy' Britain to stay
Peter Capaldi and Rebecca Front won best actor and actress gongs for their efforts in Armando Iannucci's Shadow Cabinet
Another jibe at Cameron?