Comedian, Mental Health Advocate, Author of Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom
Why Sara Benincasa?
Benincasa is author, comedian and mental health activist who provides an honest and entertaining look at campus life that will make you shed a tear and laugh-out-loud.
She shares her journey from depression and panic disorder to healthy adulthood in a fresh, funny and inspiring way.
Agorafabulous! is in development as a comedy pilot with Oscar winner Diablo Cody as executive producer.
Fee Range:(BELOW $10,000)
About Sara Benincasa
Sara Benincasa will make you laugh until you cry with her unflinchingly honest and upliftingly entertaining perspective on mental health, campus life and the power of self-worth.
Sara is a prolific, multi-talented comedian and media queen who inspires and empowers with tales of conquering her demons and navigating the highs and lows of college life. In her memoir "Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom," she courageously and hilariously shares her personal story of overcoming mental illness during her teen, college and young adult years. She is also the author of the Amazon best-seller "Tim Kaine is Your Nice Dad," "DC Trip," "Great" and "Real Artists Have Day Jobs: (And Other Awesome Things They Don't Teach You in School)," which comedian Patton Oswalt acclaimed: "You might not want to hear what’s in this book, but you probably need to."
It is with the same show-stopping candor that Sara shares relatable insights and poignant anecdotes from her formative years. Audiences are inspired by her resilience as she reflects on how she not only overcame her personal struggles, but also triumphed to earn gigs with MTV, publishing deals, bylines in major media, and an "Agorafabulous!" comedy pilot in development with Oscar winner Diablo Cody. Through the healing power of laughter, she will empower you to dispense with worry, challenge your fears, pursue your passions, and live life to the fullest.
Real Artists Have Day Jobs And Other Awesome Things They Don't Teach You In School
In a talk geared especially to liberal arts majors, comedian and author Sara Benincasa's talks about the importance of doing your art no matter what - and paying the bills at the same time. Equal parts funny, practical and inspiring, Sara breaks down the complexities of life after college in a warm, hilarious and hopeful way that will leave students energized and hopeful.
You Are Not Your Body (But You're Both Great)
Author and comedian Sara Benincasa talks about body image and the importance of loving yourself no matter what the size tag on your clothing says. Particularly geared to young women but appropriate for students of all genders. This will include a screening of Sara's critically acclaimed short film, The Focus Group, (partial nudity).
Help! You Need Somebody!
As students enter college and are away from home for the first time, support systems often move out of reach. Navigating young adulthood and the pressures of academia can also contribute to developing poor habits, feelings of stress, or worse. With humor and a deep sense of empathy, campus speaker Sara Benincasa emphasizes the importance of reaching out for help when you need it, especially before your mental health suffers. Highlighting the resources that college campuses provide, she provides a lifeline to those who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or negative emotions.