If you’re gonna review a crazy comedy like “The Dictator,” then there’s really only ONE way to do it: AS The Dictator!

The funny thing is that while I was I was getting made up (for over an hour!) to do this for “Access Hollywood Live,” legendary TV journalist and news anchor Dan Rather — who was the lead guest that morning — walked by and introduced himself to me. All I could say was, “I finally get to meet the great Dan Rather, and THIS is what I look like?” He was super-nice and went along with the joke, telling me “I’ll bet you’ve seen a lot of combat, Your Excellency!” In the moment, I replied, “Not nearly as much combat as you’ve seen, sir!”

Somehow, I feel like Sacha Baron Cohen would have been proud!