Sarah Cooper, the comedian who has gone viral this year on TikTok and Twitter for her political satire videos imitating Donald Trump, is getting her own comedy special on Netflix.
Sarah Cooper: Everything is fine premieres this fall. Cooper will be joined by special guests who will take part in various “shenanigans,” such as sketches and short interviews. According to Netflix, the special will focus on a range of hot topics today, including politics, race, gender and class. It will be directed by Natasha Lyonne and Maya Rudolph will be one of the executive producers.
While Sarah Cooper has been practicing comedy full-time since 2014 and has published several books, the actress exploded on social media earlier this year when she began sharing political satirical videos of her posing as Donald Trump. by synchronizing on his speeches. Cooper’s videos have racked up millions of views across various platforms including Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube. Her first viral video, “How to Medical,” garnered over 22 million views on Twitter.
In recent years, it has become common for content creators who go viral on platforms such as TikTok and YouTube to strike lucrative deals with big tech and entertainment companies or sales partners. In July, three of TikTok’s biggest stars, including the D’Amelio sisters, announced they had signed off-platform deals to make money outside of the video-sharing app. In 2019, YouTuber Lilly Singh became the first queer woman of color to have her own late-night talk show on a major television network.