Sarah Cooper, comedian and writer best known for her impersonations of The President on TikTok, is getting her own comedy special on Netflix.
Who is Sarah Cooper?
Cooper became a sensation over the last few months with her videos impersonating The President posted on various social media platforms. The series of “How To…” videos feature her lipsyncing to The President’s voice.
Her video titled “How to Medical” was the most popular of them all. It received more than 21 million views across TikTok, YouTube, and Twitter from the time when it was first posted in April. The video hilariously portrays Cooper lipsyncing to The President’s proposal of using bleach and UV light to fight the spread of the pandemic.
How to medical pic.twitter.com/0EDqJcy38p
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) April 24, 2020
She has received praise for her videos from several big names, including Ben Stiller, Halle Berry, and Cher. Since her launch into fame, she has been featured in various talk shows and major publications. She also hosted an episode of the Jimmy Kimmel Show.
Before her comedy career, Cooper was a writer for CBS All Access pilot Old News. She is a published author. Her first book, “100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings,” was published in 2016. She released her second book in 2018, titled, “How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings.”
Cooper’s next project is a modern take on a Dale Carnegie book for Audible Originals.
The Netflix Special
It’s true! I’m getting a Netflix special! And I couldn’t have done it without all your support, THANK YOU SO MUCH ❤️❤️❤️
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) August 12, 2020
“Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine” is set to premiere in Fall 2020. In it, Cooper will be joined by “a fantastic array of special guests who will participate in short interviews, sketches and more shenanigans.”
Netflix describes the special as-
“A variety special full of vignettes dealing with issues of politics, race, gender, class, and other light subjects”
Natasha Lyonne, director of Netflix’s Russian Doll and Orange Is the New Black, will direct the special and exec produce alongside Maya Rudolph.