The actor-writer-producer will receive the honor Nov. 9 at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The following evening, BBC America will show the ceremony.
The Chaplin award is given to someone whose popularity and cultural impact "exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy."
"Sacha's bravery and comic ingenuity is richly deserving of an honor that bears the name of Charlie Chaplin," BAFTA Los Angeles' chairman, Gary Dartnell, said in a statement Monday morning.
The 41-year-old Baron Cohen, who earned an Oscar nomination as one of the writers of "Borat," has also starred in such films as "Bruno," "Sweeney Todd" and "Hugo" and was the voice of the lemur King Julien in the "Madagascar" animated hits.