Sara Benincasa
Sara Benincasa is a comedian and writer.

Entries by Sara Benincasa

미국을 위한 총기 해결책

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2015 | 12:01 PM

당신을 위한 상식을 알려주겠다. 나는 총기 소유가 자동차 소유만큼 재미없고 짜증나는 일이었으면 좋겠다. 나는 당신이 무기관리부에 가서 몇 시간 동안 앉아있길 바란다. 총을 지닌 사람들이 운전면허를 받는 것처럼 총기 다루는 기술, 정신과 육체의 건강을 입증해 보이고, 자격증을 받고, 재심사를 받길 바란다. 당신은 차량을 소유하고 운전하려면 그럴 수 있는 권리를 얻어야...

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Dear America: Here's Your Gun Solution

(2430) Comments | Posted December 3, 2015 | 9:42 AM

Here's some common sense for you. I want gun ownership to be as boring and annoying as car ownership. I want you to go to some Department of Weapons and sit for hours. I want folks who own guns to prove their skill, their mental and physical health, and to...

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I'm Leaving Comedy for Garbage

(2) Comments | Posted April 1, 2012 | 11:00 AM

I got into comedy to meet a husband. My rationale was this: most comedians are men. I am a woman. Done and done! So I started hanging around filthy, rat-infested stand-up clubs at all hours of the night, writing jokes in a notebook with my right hand and flashing my...

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What Happens When A Comedian Has Agoraphobia

(22) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 10:50 AM

In my first meeting with Dr. Morrison, the family shrink, I described my symptoms as he nodded intently and took careful notes.

"I feel sad all the time," I said, looking at the sky-blue wallpaper and the dark-blue rug. "But more than sad, I feel hopeless. It's kind of...

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Listening to LBGT Youth

(5) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 4:47 PM

When I go on the road and perform at colleges, I don't do the kind of material I'd reserve for a regular comedy show in a club full of drunk adults. At colleges, I combine stand-up goofiness with a more serious goal: to talk to students about mental illness, specifically...

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Writing My Book Almost Killed Me

(4) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 1:51 PM

Originally published by Bookish:

When I was younger, I thought the average memoirist must have it easy. After all, her only duty was to report what had already happened, and how hard could that be? I certainly didn't imagine that writing my own life story would put me...

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World's Biggest The Walking Dead Fan

(5) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 11:09 AM

Just because I've never seen an episode of AMC's monster hit The Walking Dead doesn't mean I'm unqualified to recap it. After all, I've never seen Lost or A Game of Thrones, but that hasn't stopped me from recapping either series in their entirety (incidentally, the...

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Back to School With Michele Bachmann

(12) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 11:29 AM

It's back-to-school week for the majority of America, and as a parent of 28 children, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) knows it's a stressful time for moms, dads, temp kids and perma-kids alike. Bachmann, the future president of the United States, has groundbreaking plans to fix our nation's public schools. Her...

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Michele Bachmann Meets the Press

(10) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 10:16 AM

Even a marvelous elocutionist like Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) needs a little practice sometimes. As her national profile rises, so too does the pressure for her to perform like a sane, non-delusional adult who doesn't despise all homosexuals or, y'know, believe that a hateful God sends orders...

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What Kevin Smith Taught Me

(9) Comments | Posted February 1, 2011 | 3:04 PM

When I was a freshman in college, a chain-smoking film student I befriended declared that we must attend a midnight showing of filmmaker Kevin Smith's Catholic extravaganza Dogma. I agreed because I thought the kid was dreamy. I hadn't liked or understood Clerks, Mallrats or Chasing Amy, and I certainly...

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Democracy WOW! With The Yes Men

(1) Comments | Posted October 8, 2009 | 4:17 PM

Hi! I'm a comedian! I'm also a journalistic firestorm of trenchant insight and super-fun hair. OMG! In the first episode of my new web series, "Democracy WOW!", I totally talk to the Yes Men, who are super-cute and totes hip! Squeeeeeeee!

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