If nothing else about the pandemic is clear, people need a break and by that I mean from the stresses that seem to just pile on, daily. Thankfully, some people get their jollies by making us jolly. One of the jolliest over the past few months is Sarah Cooper. First, a big up: she’s Jamaican. 🙂 Second, she grew up in Maryland, USA (where we had a home). Third, she has an economics degree. What more need I say?
Though, she’s an author, I’m sure that her comedic rise in recent months overshadows her writing career, though her books are witty and a good read. However, despite her writing skills, she has no need for script writers for her comedy sketches; they write themselves, or more accurately they speak themselves into being. She’s decided to mock Donald Trump, the 45th president of the USA. Actually, she’s not mocking him, she’s putting what he says into another context, and it often is seen as ridiculous.
She’s also become a comedian for the pandemic, where ‘stand up’ comedy in front of people in a small club or big theatre is a no-go, and comedy in front of a mobile device and at home is the way to go. She’s also a child of Tik-Tok (though I wonder if concerns about privacy on that platform will drive her from it, towards her other platform, YouTube).
She was spoofing serious stuff a while ago, and unmasking the fauxness of many bits of life, like needing a nodding strategy in meetings:
But, a stroke of genius was to see that she could be the spoofer in chief, with material coming straight from the horse’s mouth (yes, that end) in press briefings or any other encounter with the media by the man who knows no mike he can resist:
It’s maybe too early to talk about favourites, but over recent weeks I have literally fallen off my sofa laughing as a new video drops.
I personally love ‘How to medical’, riffing the disinfectant solution to COVID19:
‘How to mask’ uncovers too much ridiculous falseness to ignore:
But, ‘How to cognitive’ is pretty funny in showing yet again that narcissism is the name of the presidential game:
So, if your weekend got off to a rough start, do a quick reset with a few of Sarah’s videos and realize that life can still be good fun.