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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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    "I've discovered that every time I've reached a milestone I think I'm there, but there's another there waiting for me."
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    “I was raised Catholic, but my dad worked in the birth control industry, and that was verboten at church,” says author, comedian, and actress Sara Benincasa.
  • She’s Good Enough with Sara Benincasa
    Today I sit down with Comedian Sara Benincasa! We talk about quitting drinking, anxiety, vision boards, not touching on the first date, healthy friendships, and how Sara is Gettin' Better!
  • How to Successfully Work Remotely
    Suddenly thrust into remote work? Here's how to cope – and thrive – as a telecommuter.
  • Relationship Tips, Fighting for Independent Restaurants, Sara Benincasa, Rebecca Carroll, Tiger King
    Stand-up comedian, actor, and author Sara Benincasa discusses her new podcast, Well, This Isn’t Normal.
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