Sarah Cooper, Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne on “Tout va bien”


If you come to Sarah Cooper’s new Netflix special looking for an expanded version of her viral Trump impersonation TikToks, you’re surprised. Oh, you’ll get Trump for sure. But you’ll also get Karen making cupcakes, flaming snowmen, a QAnon trading network, a glimpse of the infamous Access Hollywood bus and Marisa Tomei as Satan who runs a control room that plans global disasters ranging from Covid-19 to deadly hornet infestations.Everything is fine is a bizarre, star-studded hilariously sketching spectacle, but it’s also a deep, winding visit through the American psyche – 49 minutes of comedic catharsis that mirrors our collective descent into the surreal hell landscape, shattering precedents and lowering the past four years bar.

Produced by Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne, who also directed, special appearances for Jon Hamm, Jane Lynch, Megan Thee Stallion, Winona Ryder, Helen freaking Mirren, and more. Backstage was a prominent writer’s room filled with comedians and SNL veterans like Paula Pell. But Cooper led the ship. For a woman who was stand-up at an empty pizzeria in Jersey City just seven months ago, this has been a wild ride.

“I was doing TikToks in my living room in March, then I’m on a Zoom call with Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne in June,” Cooper says. “My body was just like, ‘Let’s do this!’ and my mind was like, “Is this going on? And I kind of put one foot in front of the other and I did.

From the co-producer perspective, there was no hesitation in working with a newcomer to Hollywood. “We were huge fans,” says Lyonne. ” Seeing [her] The first video was a real explosion for everyone. It was just like, who is this unique human being that seems to be the only one who can shed light on this situation in a way that actually brings some joy or a feeling of what we all feel, but we are unable to articulate? Maya and I have this business, [and] there was this e-mail “Do you want to meet”, and we were like, “Yes! It’s the only person we want to meet! ‘We were very excited. ”

A few days before the exit of the special, Cooper, Rudolph and Lyonne sat down with Rolling stone to talk about how it all turned out in just two and a half months (“We had about five dollars and five days,” Lyonne jokes), explain some of the more wacky ideas (like this asteroid), and recall what makes remained the cutting room floor (RIP, Mitch McConnell like a turtle). Most importantly, they marvel at the head-turning events of the past 12 months – and look to November 3.

“I think a lot of people have a fire lit under their butt now that maybe don’t have it,” Rudolph says. “There has been a sense of comfort in apathy that is no longer a choice. So, I think that’s the good news. [But] I’m never confident until – show me the receipts! I want these receipts!

“Someday this guy has to leave the White House, and he’s going to kick and scream.” … I think it’s important to be careful and get the job done. And then once that happens, hopefully we can party. I swore to run the streets naked, so brace yourselves, America.


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