Sara Schaefer

Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed standup comedian, writer, and producer based in New York City. She is the co-creator, writer, executive producer and host of the MTV late night series, “Nikki & Sara Live.”

Sara won two Emmy awards for her work as the Head Blogger for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” She was also one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2010 and this year she makes her stand-up comedy TV debut on “Jon Oliver’s NY Stand Up Show.” She has also appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Best Week Ever,” E!, Fuse, & AOL and has written for “” and “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.” In 2010, she started a Tumblr called “Faces of The Last Season of Oprah” which was a viral hit. She currently co-hosts a podcast called “You Had To Be There” with her MTV co-host, comedian Nikki Glaser.

Sara grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and got her higher learning’s at the College of William & Mary. After a year of weirdness in New Orleans, she moved to New York City to pursue comedy. Working by day as a financial analyst at a securities fraud law firm, she pursued comedy at night, performing sketch, stand up, and improv all over the city. She gathered critical acclaim for her bi-weekly stage show, Sara Schaefer is Obsessed With You, for which she won the ECNY award for Best Host in 2004.

In 2006, Sara became the host of AOL’s on-line music/comedy show, “The DL.” Over the course of a year, Sara appeared in over 350 videos with both legendary and up-and-coming musicians and performers. From there, she began blogging for, and then, in 2009, she began working as the head blogger for “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: where she collected a Webby and two Emmy Awards.

In addition to her work with MTV on “Nikki & Sara Live,” Sara is also developing a pilot for MTV that takes place in the fashion world.


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