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• 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 sean@collectivespeakers.com

• PODCAST ALERT! IT'S A PODCAST! Check out my new podcast "Where Ya From?" It's about origin stories - literal, metaphorical, and beyond.  All your links are here.

• 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 sara@sarabenincasa.com for rates.
 

 
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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