2020 has been weird for everybody, but Sarah Cooper, the latest comedian to guest host Jimmy Kimmel Live, has definitely not had a normal one.
“This year has been insane,” she said, before correcting herself: “I’m sorry. That’s offensive. This year has been presidential.
“I started this year doing a late night set at a pizza place in Jersey City. Now here I am hosting a late night show in a vacant house. Actually, the number of people in the audience is exactly the same.”
Cooper shot to fame this year thanks to her pitch-perfect, expressive lipsyncing of Trump’s rambling public statements. So as much as she’s clearly not a fan of the president, she has to admit that his unhinged tenure has been good for her, personally, in one specific way.
“And they said a female president would be too emotional,” she joked. “Once a month, she’ll go crazy, they said. Can you imagine a president who only goes crazy once a month? But without a crazy president, I wouldn’t be here. So thanks, Trump… Tower Moscow.”
Cooper is also, y’know, a comedian, not just professional mouth-alonger. Yes, it’s a little weird to see her using her own voice and actually smiling, but it turns out she’s got jokes about other things too. She talked about her Jamaican family, being the reason “your grandpa downloaded TikTok,” and her time working at Google, roasting a few aspects of the company’s notorious office culture.
“People always ask me if it was fun to work at Google,” she began. “And it was fun. I knew I was having fun because they kept telling me how much fun I should have each quarter, or else I would be fired. They had fun names for everybody, like the older Googlers are called ‘Grayglers,’ and the new Googlers are called ‘Nooglers.’ They had some trouble coming up with a name for the Black Googlers though, so finally they decided to just call them David and Shawn.”
But yes, there are also Trump lipsyncs. There’s no denying it: She’s a star. Give her a show.
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