|Born||July 10, 1978|
|Medium||Stand-up, Podcasting, Television|
|Notable works and roles||Nikki & Sara Live, Co-Host of You Had To Be There podcast|
Sara Schaefer (born July 10, 1978) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and producer.
Schaefer was raised in Midlothian, Virginia, the daughter of Billie Knight (née Hehl) and William Linwood "Bill" Schaefer. Her mother started the charity Pennies for Heaven, Inc. She has three siblings, Ross, Cristy, and Jay. Schaefer was raised Baptist. She attended Maggie Walker Governor's School, and went to college at William & Mary where she was a member of the Beta Lambda chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Schaefer lives in New York City, New York.
Following college, in 2000, Schaefer moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and participated in the theater scene. In 2001 Schaefer moved to New York City and began writing, producing and performing comedy. During that time she also worked as a financial analyst (2001-2006) at a New York City law firm. In 2006-2007, she hosted an on-line comedy/music show for AOL called The DL, for which she made around 350 videos or segments with a varied assortment of noted and upcoming artists, musicians and performers, from Hulk Hogan and Aretha Franklin to Jimmy Fallon and Jamie Kennedy. In 2007, she was a featured performer at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. In 2008, she was an editor for VH1's Best Week Ever blog. She has appeared on E!, Vh1, Fuse and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In 2009 New York Magazine named Sara one of the "Ten new comedians that funny people find funny."
She was the Head Blogger for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009 to 2011, for which she won the Emmy Award for Creative Achievement in Interactive Media (non-fiction) in both 2009 and 2010. In 2011 she wrote for the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and was named one of the Huffington Post's "53 Favorite Female Comedians".
Sara's accolades include USA Today's "100 People of the Year in Pop Culture," Backstage Magazine Comics to Watch 2011, New York Post "Best Jests 2010," ECNY Award Nominee: Best Female Stand Up 2010, Comedy Central's Comics to Watch Showcase 2010, and New York Magazine's "10 Comedians to Watch" 2010.
|2005||Best Week Ever||Herself|
|2006-07||The DL||Host||AOL Music web series|
|2006||Rise of the Geeks||Herself||TV documentary|
|2009||It's On with Alexa Chung||Herself||Episode #2.28|
|2012||A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus||Herself|
|2012-13||Big Morning Buzz Live||Panelist||Two episodes|
|2013||Nikki & Sara Live||Host||Co-hosted/creator with Nikki Glaser|
|Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell||Guest|
|Last Call with Carson Daly||Guest|
|Inside Amy Schumer||Friend #2||Episode 1: Bad Decisions|
|2009-2011||Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||Head Blogger/Researcher|
|2011||Who Wants To Be A Millionaire||Writer|
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