The CBS show will be based on her book How To Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings
Comedian Sarah Cooper is on a career high, as she’s getting a comedy special on Netflix, and has signed a deal with CBS for the TV adaptation of her book How To Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings, as reported by Deadline and Variety. Cooper rose to fame after her impersonations of President Donald Trump became viral.
CBS will be producing the comedy show and Cooper is going to be involved in it as well, by being a co-writer and executive producer. The show will be centered on three women who work in a predominantly male company. It’s obvious from the title of the book that the show will be tackling gender politics that still exist in today’s society and how it affects the trio’s professional and personal lives.
Cooper released the book in 2018. She also wrote other books such as 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, and is currently working on a “humorous semi-autobiographical take” on Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, which, according to her website, is scheduled to release next year on Audible.
Cooper was born in Jamaica in 1977 and moved to Rockville, Maryland, in 1980. She had an interest in showbiz and was planning to pursue theatre, but got a degree in economics following her parents’ wishes first. She started with stand-up and moved on to bigger things. Cooper had been in the comedy industry since 2014, but rose to fame after posting different political satire videos where she was lip-syncing Donald Trump. The first of her viral clips was posted on her official Twitter account in April, after the lockdown was initiated, and currently sits at over 22 million views.