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PODCAST ALERT! IT'S A PODCAST! Check out my new podcast "Where Ya From?" It's about origin stories - literal, metaphorical, and beyond. Season 1 guests include Ben Stiller, Jonathan Coulton, Krystyna Hutchinson, Michael Arceneaux and more! All your links are here. You can support the podcast on Patreon.

• Did you know you can book me to speak at your college or corporate event? It's true! I have a masters degree in education and a wealth of experience as a comedian, activist, actress, and public speaker. I can talk to your group about mental health, women's empowerment, creativity, politics, sexuality, and more. Email Sean Lawton at Collective Speakers

• I love teaching (my first career!) editing and coaching for adolescents and adults. We can work in person in the Los Angeles area or via Skype/email. Check out my info and email for rates.

• Here's a story I wrote on about a date that could've gone bad but ended up being great because of some heroic waiters and bartenders.

• My fourth book was published April 2016. REAL ARTISTS HAVE DAY JOBS

• DC TRIP WILL BE A FILM. I wrote the screenplay in conjunction with Adaptive Studios, Bona Fide Productions, and Gunpowder & Sky.

• Order my raunchy novel DC TRIP from Adaptive Books. Library Journal calls it "a fantastic add to fiction collections."

• "Comedian, author, and internet hero Sara Benincasa" - Buzzfeed

• Buzzfeed named GREAT one of 15 YA Novels To Watch Out For This Spring.

• Teen Vogue named GREAT one of The 15 Most Exciting YA Books Coming Out This Year. "A contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, this clever steeped in scandal, drama, and undeniable page-turning appeal."

• Flavorwire named me one of 25 Female Comedians Everyone Should Know. I'm in pretty kickass company.

• Publisher's Weekly calls my memoir, Agorafabulous!, "funny and unflinchingly honest" and Kirkus Reviews says it's "a blisteringly funny yet affecting debut memoir...fabulously quirky and outrageous." Read more!


"Utterly Hilarious"
"Delightfully loopy"
"Freaking hilarious"

About Sara

Sara Benincasa is a stand-up comedian, actress, college speaker on mental health awareness, and the author of "Real Artists Have Day Jobs" (William Morrow 2016); "DC Trip" (Adaptive 2015); "Great" (HarperTeen 2014); and "Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom" (William Morrow 2012). She also wrote a very silly joke book called "Tim Kaine Is Your Nice Dad."  She hosts the podcast "Where Ya From?" and has interviewed Ben Stiller, Adam Pally, Jenny Yang and others about their origin stories (geographic and otherwise.) In 2017, she adapted "DC Trip" as a screenplay with Bona Fide, Gunpowder & Sky, and Adaptive Studios. She also adapted "Agorafabulous" as a pilot for TV with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody. Recent roles include "Corporate" on Comedy Central (2018), "Bill Nye Saves The World"" on Netflix (2017), "The Jim Gaffigan Show" on TVLand (2016) and the critically acclaimed short film "The Focus Group" (2016), which she also wrote. read more