Sarah Schneider

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Sarah Schneider
Sarah Schneider 2007.jpg
Sarah Schneider in 2007
Born (1983-09-10) September 10, 1983 (age 33)
Summit, New Jersey
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 (born September 10, 1983) 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. On August 13, 2016 it was announced that Schneider was promoted to co-head writer of season 42, alongside writing partner Chris Kelly.


Schneider at CollegeHumor[edit]

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.

Schneider at SNL[edit]

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]

In 2013, her musical sketch "(Do It On My) Twin Bed" was her first big SNL hit with fellow writer Chris Kelly.[5] She and Kelly also wrote "Hometown Tourism Ad" since joining SNL in 2011, and "Christmas Spectacular."[6]

Vulture named Schneider and Kelly onto their list in 2014 of the 50 comedians to watch.[7]

In November 2015, she had worked with Kelly to write "Back Home Ballers," and "First Got Horny 2 U." At that time, they also headed the political debate sketches during election season, like the Democratic debate sketch in October 2015.[5] Schneider and Kelly also co-penned sketches like "The Beygency," "(Do It On My) Twin Bed," and "Bar Talk." In August 2016, SNL promoted Schneider and Kelly to co-head writers of the 42nd season of the show.[8] Schneider became the show's first female head writer since 2008.[9]

In March 2017, Comedy Central commissioned Schneider and Kelly to write a pilot episode about two siblings struggling with the sudden fame of their younger brother. By then, Schneider had also been a writer on Master of None on Netflix.[10]




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