Kitty Lindsay
August 05, 2017 2:01 pm
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

Let’s face it: Trump’s White House is full of characters. From newly ousted communications director Anthony Scaramucci (aka The Mooch) to the endlessly parody-able former press secretary, Sean “Spicey” Spicer, to the president himself, the office of the leader of the free world more resembles a clown car than a cabinet. That’s why Chelsea Handler enlisted the help of comedian Fortune Feimster to bring to life an over-the-top impression of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders — and the spot-on impression is giving us life!

Perfectly capturing Sanders’ signature no-nonsense sensibility and flawlessly imitating her slow Southern drawl to a sweet T, it’s almost like Feimster IS Sanders.

Appearing this week on Handler’s namesake Netflix series, Chelsea, Feimster brought down the house (but NOT the White House — that’s the Russians’ job), skewering Sanders’ reading of a handwritten letter from the president’s biggest pint-sized fan, Dylan, referred to by friends as “Pickle.” There was much speculation that “Pickle” wasn’t a real person, so as part of her parody Feimster read another ~letter~ from a fan — this time by a child known only as “Cucumber.” And boy, does Cucumber have a colorful way with words.

LOL!

But it’s Feimster’s Sanders-esque style of communicating that really makes the sketch sing. It’s as if Feimster, a comedy writer and breakout star of The Mindy Project, has been preparing for this her whole life. The resemblance is uncanny.

Let’s hope this isn’t the last we’ll see of Feimster’s so-accurate-it’s-scary impression of Sanders. In an increasingly hostile political climate where drama is an everyday reality, a little comedy goes a looong way!

Advertisement