For writer-comedian Sarah Cooper, the pandemic hasn’t been so horrible. In reality, by making the perfect of a awful scenario — on this case, opening a TikTok account whereas sheltering in place and lip syncing to the often-bizarre ramblings of Donald Trump to underscore their absurdity — she has turn out to be an outlet for a rustic that has typically discovered itself asking whereas watching a Trump presser: “Is this actual, what I’m seeing?”
Now, along with the tens of millions of on-line followers she has amassed since March, Cooper — a Jamaican American who as soon as labored at Google — has landed a Netflix comedy particular.
Titled “Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine,” the author and producer Natasha Lyonne is about to direct the manufacturing, and it is going to be government produced by the comic-actor Maya Rudolph (who will herself be more and more busy, reprising her position on “Saturday Night Live” as Senator Kamala Harris).
It’s simply the most recent — and largest — feather within the cap of Cooper, who lives in New York with a software program engineer husband whom she has kiddingly described as operating out of persistence along with her Trump schtick. He “has to listen to Donald Trump’s voice over and over,” as she instructed Vanity Fair this summer time. “I feel he’s most likely going to leap out the window in some unspecified time in the future.”
Cooper additionally not too long ago signed with the expertise company WME, appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon in June, and yesterday, even guest-hosted “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Her monologue (beneath) hilariously skewers her former employer, by the way. “People all the time ask me if it was enjoyable to work at Google, and it was enjoyable. I knew I used to be having enjoyable as a result of they stored telling me how a lot enjoyable I ought to have every quarter, or else I’d be fired.”
According to that VF interview, Cooper’s different TV ambitions embody writing a present about a very assured boss who “fucks up in all places and nonetheless by some means fails up.”
It isn’t clear if this Netflix particular scratches that itch, however little question loads of Trump detractors — and a few supporters — will likely be conserving a watch out to see what it does function. While Netflix isn’t sharing many specifics, it does say the manufacturing will likely be a spread particular whose varied vignettes deal “with problems with politics, race, gender, class, and different gentle topics.”