|Born||July 10, 1978|
|Medium||Stand-up, Podcasting, Television|
|Notable works and roles||Nikki & Sara Live, Grand|
Sara Schaefer (born July 10, 1978) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and author.
Schaefer was raised in Midlothian, Virginia, the daughter of Billie and William "Bill" Schaefer. Her mother started the charity Pennies for Heaven, Inc. She attended Maggie Walker Governor's School, and went to college at William & Mary. Schaefer lives in Los Angeles.
Following college, in 2000, Schaefer moved to New Orleans 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 damages analyst at a New York City law firm. In 2006 and 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!, VH-1, Fuse and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In 2009 New York Magazine named Schaefer 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.
In 2013, Schaefer made her stand-up comedy television debut on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. She has gone on to write for numerous television shows including Problematic with Moshe Kasher, The Fake News with Ted Nelms starring Ed Helms, The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and The History of Swear Words. In 2017, she created, produced and hosted the digital series Woman Online for Seriously.TV. Schaeffer's stand up show Little White Box debuted to a sold-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her scripted web series Day Job was named one of 100 Best Web Series by TimeOut New York. Her Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents half hour special aired in November 2019.
|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||Money From Strangers||Herself||Guest|
|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|
|John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show||Herself||Episode 4|
|2014-16||@midnight||Guest||Episodes #71, #100, #195 & #296|
|2016||Not Safe with Nikki Glaser||Herself||Episode 4|
|The Fake News With Ted Nelms||Mischa Horowtz|
|The Fix||Herself||Episode 9|
|2019||Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents||Herself||Episode 12|
|2009-2011||Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||Head Blogger/Researcher|
|2011||Who Wants to Be a Millionaire||Writer|
|2012||2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards||Writer|
|2012-2013||Money From Strangers||Prank consultant, guest|
|2013||Nikki & Sara Live||Writer, Host, Executive Producer|
|2016||Not Safe With Nikki Glaser||Writer|
|2017||Woman Online||Creator, Host, Executive Producer|
|Problematic With Moshe Kasher||Writer|
|The Fake News with Ted Nelms||Writer|
|2018||Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (Julia Louis-Dreyfus)||Writer|
|2019||Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate||Writer|
|2020||Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (Dave Chappelle)||Writer|
|2020||Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020||Writer|
|2020||Feeding America Comedy Festival||Producer|
|2020||Top Secret Videos||Producer|
|2021||History of Swear Words||Writer|
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- Schaefer, Sara (2020-08-11). Grand. ISBN 978-1-9821-0221-0.