Sarah Cooper is a writer, comedian and creator of satirical blog TheCooperReview.com, which attracts 500K+ pageviews per month. Her work has appeared on The Washington Post, Fast Company, Business Insider, and Huffington Post. Previously at Google, Sarah has over 15 years experience in the corporate world, leading to her first viral article, “10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings” and the subject of her first book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, to be published in October 4, 2016. Sarah also speaks about adding humor to your writing, as well as performs standup comedy around San Francisco.
Comedy Keynote: Sarah Cooper
Keynote Date & Time: May 2, 1:40pm – 2:00pm
Description: Sarah Cooper is a writer, comedian and creator of the satirical blog TheCooperReview.com, which attracts 100K+ readers per month. She has been performing and producing comedy for almost 10 years, in between working for global tech corporations that stole her soul while also providing free lunches and lots of material. In 2016, Sarah’s first book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, landed at #1 in the Books > Humor > Business humor > Paperback books > Books with pages > Handheld books category.
Panel Name: Behind the Scene – Making Humor Work
Panel Date & Time: May 3, 4:45pm – 5:15pm
Description: Creating, developing, and producing humorous content is challenging, even if it’s your full-time job. But getting buy-in and securing budgets is much more challenging, especially in the red(tape) zone. Learn from this panel of polished pros on how they make humor work for businesses, TV networks, brands, and their own careers— securing budgets, producing great work, dealing with brand hardliners, forging buy-in, and staying focused on connecting deeply with fans. Best of all, get a behind-the-scenes view of each panelist who will be performing Stand Up at Comedy Marketing Club later in the evening.