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Sara Benincasa

The author of Agorafabulous deconstructs mental health with humor and grace.

Sara Benincasa is the host of the stress relief podcast “Well, This Isn’t Normal”.  She’s also a comedian, actress, 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.”  In 2017, she adapted “DC Trip” as a screenplay with Bona Fide, Gunpowder & Sky, and Adaptive Studios.


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The author of Agorafabulous deconstructs mental health with humor and grace.

Sara 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. Sara attended Emerson College and has a degree in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. She has an M.A. in Secondary School Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. She’s spoken to dozens of colleges, universities, comedy festivals, writers’ conferences and nonprofit groups about creative writing, storytelling, comedy and mental health awareness.


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