Bell Let’s Talk: Sara Benincasa
This event is in association with
, an advocacy program by Bell Canada to promote mental health education, research, awareness, and ending social stigma.
About Sara Benincasa
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.
A former Sirius XM host and producer, she’s been heard on various programs on BBC World Service and NPR. She’s also been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, Bad with Money with Gaby Dunn, The Mental Illness Happy Hour, Pop Rocket, International Waters, Throwing Shade, Feminasty, Love, Alexi, Jordan Jesse Go! and many more. As an opinion and features writer, she’s contributed to Buzzfeed, Bust magazine, the Guardian, Wonkette, Eater, CNN.com, and other venues. She serves on the Creative Council for Emily’s List, a political action committee that has grown to be one of the largest financial resources for minority women seeking federal office.
Sara attended Emerson College and has a degree in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. She has an M.A. in Secondary School Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. She is a freelance writer, with five cover stories for BUST magazine under her belt. She’s spoken to dozens of colleges, universities, comedy festivals, writers’ conferences and nonprofit groups about creative writing, storytelling, comedy and mental health awareness.