Posts tagged "sara benincasa"

Why You Should Give Sara Benincasa Money To “Focus Group” Her Own Body

The comedian’s short film concept is so revelatory that after just one week, the film has raised two-thirds (as of publication) of its $9,000 dollar budget on Kickstarter.

By: Leah Prinzivalli / March 25, 2015

Frisky Q&A: Great Author Sara Benincasa Talks Young Adult Fiction, Zelda Fitzgerald & Women In Comedy

A show of hands: who had to read The Great Gatsby in school?

Most of us, right? You’re probably overly familiar with the tale of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, if not from high school English class then from the Baz Luhrman spectacle in theaters this past summer. I hope you still have…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2014

Why Men Should Stay Home On Election Day

If only women were voting in next week’s election, Barack Obama would win … which is why men need to stay home on Election Day for the good of America. Starring Franchesca Ramsey, Sara Benincasa and other funny ladies who leant themselves to this “Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell” skit, it’s the best case…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2012

Book Excerpt: “Agorafabulous! Dispatches From My Bedroom” — Plus, Win A Copy Of The Book!

Sara Benincasa’s struggle with panic disorder began with childhood anxiety attacks and intensified until, at the age of 21, she developed full-on agoraphobia.  Her fears were so severe she was afraid to leave her own bedroom.  She sank into suicidal depression.  Garbage piled up against the wall as her appetite for food—and life—slipped away.  Finally,

By: Sara Benincasa / February 11, 2012

Panic Attacks, Explained In Cartoon Form

Here at The Frisky’s offices, one of the most hotly anticipated books of 2011 is Agorafabulous!: Dispatches From My Bedroom, by the comedienne and all-around-awesome-lady Sara Benincasa. I love this girl for her balls-out honesty regarding her mental health struggles with agoraphobia and anxiety. Agorafabulous! is based on Sara’s one-woman show of the same name,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 20, 2011

If “Mad Men”‘s Peggy Olson Vlogged In 1964

Our girl Sara Benincasa does a lot of awesome impressions, but her Peggy Olson is so dead-on, it’s almost like the overachiever transported herself to 2010. In anticipation of tonight’s season four premiere of “Mad Men,” “Peggy” plopped herself down in front of her 1964 laptop and recorded a vlog on just what’s bee…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 25, 2010

Who’s Our Dream Celebrity Boyfriend This Week?

Our friend Sara’s hormones are raging again! She’s got a new Dream Celebrity Boyfriend and this one, unlike her last crush, Johnny Weir, is probably someone you’ve never heard of. This boy-crazy chick sure knows how to spot an unidentified and unappreciated hottie from a mile away! I hope he has a job that…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 26, 2010

I Have Panic Attacks

In retrospect, it was all inevitable. Not the details, like the time I grew so afraid of using the toilet that I urinated in cereal bowls in my apartment, or the time I collapsed outside a filling station in Sicily and told someone I couldn’t remember how to breathe. Those specific situations weren’t predictable, of…

By: Sara Benincasa / April 14, 2010

The Candi Dish: How To Deal With Roots & His Request For A Threesome

Hey Frisky readers! Please join me in welcoming our latest contributor, video blogger Candelabra Sanchez McGonagall, although you can call her Candi for short. A prolific style and relationship expert, Candi will be giving out fantastic beauty tips and love advice in our new series, “The Candi Dish.” In this first segment, Candi discusse…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 5, 2010

Who’s Our Dream Celebrity Boyfriend?

Our friend Sara Benincasa is what you might call a litttttttle boy crazy. It seems like every other week she has a new celebrity crush that she just can’t stop obsessing over. This week she sent us this little video confessing her love for a certain “controversial” sportsman who she has not-so “family friendly”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 12, 2010

Good Gigs: One Woman On Why Teaching High School Is The Most Important Job In The World

Sara Benincasa is a comedian, writer, and radio personality. You’ve probably seen her on The Frisky in one of her crazy hilarious videos. But, once upon a time, she was a high school teacher. Not unlike Michelle Pfeiffer in “Dangerous Minds,” but with far less Coolio.

We talked to Sara about why she decided…

By: The Frisky / March 8, 2010

If Peggy Olson Vlogged

In lieu of a “Mad Men” recap — Don Draper you are making me so mad f**king that stupid teacher while Betty wallows at home! — I offer you this hilarious video from Frisky friend, Sara Benincasa. The stand-up comic, “Gossip Girl” expert, recovering agoraphobic, and all-around awesome chick has imagined what it would…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 19, 2009

Q&A: The “Agorafabulous” Sara Benincasa

Sara Benincasa, who you may remember as The Frisky’s hilarious “Gossip Girl” recapper, is a host on Sirius’ Cosmo Radio, a Sarah Palin impersonator, and a comedian currently performing her one-woman show in New York City. “Agorafabulous” is all about Sara’s experiences with agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder that, at one point, kept her confined to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 1, 2009