Donald Trump’s Least Favorite Comedian, Sarah Cooper, is Coming to Netflix
Sarah Cooper is a popular celebrity comedian and author, who has enjoyed a successful career in standup and television.
However, it is in recent months that Cooper has really had the chance to shine, with her lip sync videos mocking Donald Trump going viral. Recently, it was announced that Cooper will be coming to Netflix, and for fans of the smart, perceptive comic, there could be no better way to kick off the streaming service’s fall lineup.
How did Sarah Cooper become famous?
Sarah Cooper was born in Jamaica in 1977. When she was only three years old, Cooper and her family moved to Maryland, where her father accepted a job as an electrical engineer. Cooper became interested in the entertainment industry at a very young age and even though she went on to earn a degree in Economics, she returned to her first love, comedy, when she became an adult.
In the early 2000s, Cooper began performing standup comedy routines in clubs around the Atlanta area. While she earned local renown, it wasn’t until 2014 that Cooper first began getting noticed by fans outside of Atlanta, when she wrote a blog post titled “10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings” that eventually went viral.
Following her popular post, Cooper decided to leave her career as a Google employee and begin pursuing comedy full-time. In the years since, Cooper has appeared on a number of television specials and has worked her way around the U.S. performing standup — but in early 2020, she experienced a massive career resurgence when her Tik Tok videos mocking Donald Trump began going viral.
Sarah Cooper’s Donald Trump impressions have gone viral
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarah Cooper uploaded a hilarious Tik Tok video that featured the comedian impersonating President Donald Trump, complete with over exaggerated facial expressions. The first video quickly accumulated millions of views, and Cooper found herself attracting a great deal of media attention.
As she later stated: “I think it was just fun for me, being so opposite from who Trump is but being able to say what he’s saying—and really pointing out the fact that I could never get away with talking like this. That was kind of what was really intriguing to me.”
Cooper began posting more impersonations to Tik Tok and is now one of the most popular comedians on the video-sharing service.
Still, it seems likely that Donald Trump isn’t on board with her impressions, and has repeatedly stated via the LA Times that he would like to ban Tik Tok for good.
Sarah Cooper is getting her own Netflix special
Even if President Donald Trump succeeds in banning Tik Tok, Sarah Cooper will undoubtedly find a way to get her content out to a bigger audience. She will be taking that initial step very soon, since Netflix recently announced that the comedian has landed a deal for a variety special which is set to debut in the fall.
While the exact release date has not yet been revealed, the variety special, according to The Daily Beast, will reportedly contain short sketches, vignettes, and interviews, as well as a roster of celebrity guests for Cooper to interact with.
It is possible that if her first special goes over well with viewers, she will get a deal for even more content, possibly even a whole series. After all, Cooper has definitely found her niche, one that appeals to viewers of all ages — even if she can’t count President Donald Trump among her devoted fanbase.