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|Birth name||Sarah Noel Colonna|
December 29, 1974 |
|Notable works and roles||Chelsea Lately, Scare Tactics, After Lately|
Sarah Noel Colonna (born December 29, 1974) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and comedy writer. She currently appears as a roundtable regular on the hit E! cable TV network comedy/talk show Chelsea Lately.
Life and Career
Colonna was born in Wiesbaden, Germany. She grew up in Farmington, Arkansas with her mother, who is a secretary in a funeral home. Her father is a newspaper sports editor in Los Angeles, California. She is related to Jerry Colonna. She attended University of Arkansas and later moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career in acting and stand-up comedy. She has been working regularly in both fields ever since. Colonna's first televised stand up appearance was on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, hosted by Harland Williams. In 2006, She was one of 5 finalists in TBS and Myspace's "Stand up or Sit Down Comedy Challenge," which aired on TBS and was taped at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Sarah also appeared on BBC's The World Stands Up, which tapes in London and features popular comedians from around the world. Later that year she was a Semifinalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing.
In 2008, Sarah filmed a pilot for TBS titled Comedy Road Show which taped on location in Macon, Georgia. That same year, she also began appearing regularly on the hit E! show Chelsea Lately as a roundtable guest, and in 2009 was hired full time as a writer for the show. Handler's production company, Borderline Amazing Productions produced the Comedians of Chelsea Lately, which featured some of the popular comics from her show, on which Colonna was featured. The special was taped at the Nokia Club in Los Angeles, shown on E!, and has sparked a tour of the comics across the country which began in the fall of 2009.
Colonna also has appeared as a co-star on various television shows, including The United States of Tara, Monk, Strong Medicine, Invasion, and Days of Our Lives. She was also a regular on the hit hidden camera SciFi show Scare Tactics, which was originally hosted by actress Shannon Doherty, and later hosted by comedian/actor Tracy Morgan of Saturday Night Live fame.
In addition to her work as a writer and roundtable regular on Chelsea Lately. Colonna has been currently working touring nationally as a comedian and has performed with Handler at venues such as Radio City Music Hall and The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. She’s also touring with the other comedian panelists of Chelsea Lately as well as headlining comedy club venues all over the country. She is now starring as part of the ensemble cast of E!’s network television series After Lately and is also serving as a producer on the show. Her book, Life As I Blow It, was released on February 7, 2012.