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Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer, and producer currently based in Los Angeles. She was the co-host of MTV’s late night show Nikki & Sara Live. Her Comedy Central Stand Up Presents half hour special debuted in November 2019. She won two Emmy awards for her work at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and won a WGA Award for her work on Ed Helms’ Comedy Central special The Fake News with Ted Nelms. She has also written for numerous programs including The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Netflix’s The History of Swear Words, Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco, Comedy Central’s Problematic with Moshe Kasher and Not Safe with Nikki Glaser. Her digital series Woman Online debuted on Seriously.TV in February 2017, and her stand up show Little White Box debuted to a sold-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Sara’s scripted web series Day Job was named one of 100 Best Web Series by TimeOut New York. Sara published her first book, Grand, in 2020 with Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books. She hosts a podcast called The Schaefer Shakedown.


Vulture review of The Schaefer Shakedown

The AV Club coverage of The HaHa Hole

Bookpage Review of Grand

Stand Up Review, Interrobang, 2017

Guardian UK Profile 2017

Huffington Post interview, February 2017

Stand Up Review, Exclaim! Magazine, Oct 2016

LA Times review of Day Job, May 2014

NY Times Magazine Profile, March 2012

New York Observer Profile, October 2013

Daily Beast Profile, August 2013

Richmond Magazine Profile, January 2013

Glamour Interview, August 2013

USA Today Interview / Featured as 100 People of the Year in Pop Culture, 2012

Huffington Post’s Favorite Female Comedians, 2011

USA Today names ‘You Had To Be There’ one of their top ten comedy podcasts.

New York Magazine, 10 Comedians to Watch, 2009

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