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 is a comedian and author of Amazon bestseller Tim Kaine is Your Nice Dad (Amazon Digital 2016), Real Artists Have Day Jobs (William Morrow 2016), DC Trip (Adaptive 2015), Great (HarperTeen 2014) and the memoir Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom (William Morrow 2012). Agorafabulous! was based on her critically acclaimed solo show about panic attacks and agoraphobia. She is currently adapting DC Trip as a film with producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Van Toffler, and Adaptive Studios; Agorafabulous! for TV with Diablo Cody; and Great for TV with Muse Entertainment.
Sara's numerous television appearances include NBC's Today Show, the CBS Early Show, CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, MTV News, the History Channel, and more. Her comedy has been featured and praised by the Chicago Tribune, CNN, The New York Times ("utterly hilarious"), ABCNews.com, Wired.com ("an up-and-coming comedian"), Buzzfeed ("Internet hero"), Time.com ("killer … improv-comedy charm"), Newsweek.com ("freaking hilarious"), MarieClaire.com ("smart, funny girl;"), Politico, The Guardian, The Independent, Agence France-Presse, Le Post, Le Figaro, The Huffington Post ("celebrated"), Time Out New York, The New York Post, ComedyCentral.com ("hilarious"), Wonkette, New York, and more.
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.