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Sarah Cooper: ‘Trump is the most dangerous man to ever hold office’

The comedian on the power of satire — and what the president really thinks of her lip-sync TikTok videos

Emma Jacobs

“No-one here is that excited about Sarah Cooper.” That was the verdict from one talent agent a few months before the pandemic hit, on the comedian’s efforts to move into television. “It was so hurtful,” Cooper says of the feedback. Six years after quitting her tech job to concentrate on comedy, doing stand-up, online sketches, blog posts and books, her future felt unclear.

Then US President Donald Trump changed her life.

I meet Cooper for a transatlantic meal (lunch for her, dinner for me) to discuss the Trump bump to her career. It’s a few weeks before rioters invade Capitol Hill, an event she sums up in a tweet as “Trump implores his supporters to violently overthrow the government peacefully”...

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