Sarah Schneider

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Sarah Schneider
Occupation Website content writer, screenwriter, actress
Language English
Alma mater Wake Forest University
Period 2005–present
Genre Comedy
Notable works CollegeHumor
Saturday Night Live

Sarah Schneider is an American writer, actress, and comedian. She got her start in entertainment as a writer and actress for the comedy website CollegeHumor before becoming a writer for the television sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live.


Schneider attended Wake Forest University—as did CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen, although they did not know one another—where she was a member of the University's "Lilting Banshees" student comedy troupe.[1][2] A mutual friend recommended Schneider to Van Veen, who hired her as a freelance writer in May 2005 to work on the book The CollegeHumor Guide To College.[1] From there she became a full time writer and the first female permanent employee.[1] As part of the CollegeHumor staff she starred as a fictionalized version of herself in the short-lived television series The CollegeHumor Show (2009) and web series including Hardly Working and Full Benefits; starred as other characters in other original videos; and wrote episodes, videos and articles.

In 2011, Schneider became a writer for Saturday Night Live. She had been a guest writer on the last five episodes of season 36 (2010–2011) and became a full time writer from season 37 (2011–2012).[3][4]




  1. ^ a b c Danan, Shira (March 23, 2009). "Just One of The Guys". Gelf Magazine. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Poovey, Cherin C. (January 24, 2014). "Oh, Those Lilting Banshees! Where Are They (Funny) Now?". Wake Forest Magazine (Spring 2014). 
  3. ^ Frucci, Adam (August 10, 2011). "CollegeHumor's Sarah Schneider Hired as a Writer at SNL". Retrieved May 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ Friar, Christine (August 11, 2011). "Sarah Schneider Joins 'SNL': College Humor's Leading Lady To Write For Upcoming Season". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Emmys Awards Search". Television Academy. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 

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