SARA BENINCASA

Sara Benincasa is an award-winning comedian and writer. Sara has written cover stories, essays, articles and opinion pieces for BUST, xoJANE, Vanity Fair, the Guardian, Playboy, Jezebel, Eater, and Extra Crispy. She’s also written for CNN, the Observer, and MTV News. She is 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), “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. Kirkus Reviews praised “Agorafabulous” for being “a blisteringly funny yet affecting debut memoir…Fabulously quirky and outrageous,” and Publisher’s Weekly proclaimed it “Funny and unflinchingly honest.” Buzzfeed named “Great” one of 15 YA Novels To Watch Out For This Spring, and Teen Vogue named it one of The 15 Most Exciting YA Books Coming Out This Year. Her comedy has won praise from the Chicago Tribune, CNN, The Guardian, and The New York Times, and has earned her an ECNY (Emerging Comedian of New York) Award and a Webby nomination. Flavorwire named Sara one of 25 Female Comedians Everyone Should Know. 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 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.