About Sara

Sara Benincasa is a comedian and author of "Real Artists Have Day Jobs" (William Morrow 2016) as well as the books  "DC Trip," (Adaptive Books 2015) "Great" (2014) and "Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom" (William Morrow 2012), a book based on her critically acclaimed solo show about panic attacks and agoraphobia. 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. She is currently adapting "Agorafabulous" as a TV pilot with executive producers Diablo Cody ("Juno," "The United States of Tara"), and Ben Stiller's Red Hour Television. 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.

Sara’s television appearances include NBC's Today Show, the CBS Early Show, CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, MTV News, and CUNY-TV’s "Brian Lehrer Live," among others. Her comedy has been featured and praised by the Chicago Tribune, CNN, The New York Times ("utterly hilarious"), ABCNews.com, Wired.com ("an up-and-coming comedian"), Time.com ("killer … improv-comedy charm"), Newsweek.com ("freaking hilarious"), MarieClaire.com ("smart, funny girl;"), Politico, The Guardian, The Independent, Agence France-Presse, Le Post, Le Figaro, The Huffington Post ("celebrated"), Time Out New York, The New York Post, ComedyCentral.com ("hilarious"), Wonkette, New York, Le Nouvel Observateur, Paper, Flavorpill and Buzzfeed.

From 2008-2010, she hosted and produced a nightly talk show about sex and love for Sirius XM in collaboration with Cosmopolitan magazine. She has been 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.

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.