About Sara

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Sara Benincasa is a comedian and the author of "Real Artists Have Day Jobs" (William Morrow 2016) as well as the books "DC Trip" (Adaptive 2015); "Great" (HarperTeen 2014); and "Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom" (William Morrow 2012). She also wrote a very silly book called "Tim Kaine Is Your Nice Dad" (2016). She is currently adapting "DC Trip" as a film with producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa ("Little Miss Sunshine," "Nebraska," "Election"), Van Toffler, and Adaptive Studios; "Agorafabulous!" for TV with Diablo Cody; and "Great" for TV with Muse Entertainment. She was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College and Columbia University Teachers College. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

She has been a talk radio host and producer, a staff writer covering the pharmaceutical industry, a freelance writer covering whatever anyone would pay her to do, a schoolteacher, a writing tutor, a janitor, a party store employee, a legal assistant, an editor, a bathtub talk show host, a sports blogger, and a ton of other stuff. In 2008, she was a citizen journalist for MTV News. She got to be on TRL. It was awesome.

Recent roles include "The Jim Gaffigan Show" on TVLand (2016) and the critically acclaimed short film "The Focus Group" (2016) which she also wrote.

Sara attended Emerson College and has a degree in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. She has an M.A. in Secondary School Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. She travels frequently to speak to college students about mental health awareness.