Sara Schaefer - Little White Box NEWS
After a hugely successful Edinburgh Festival debut at the Pleasance Courtyard which garnered much critical acclaim and sell-out shows, the double Emmy award winning US comedian Sara Schaefer is back with her first ever London run of ‘Little White Box’. The shows at Soho Theatre start on 19TH March and culminates on 31st March.
Little White Box
SOHO THEATRE - UPSTAIRS
Dates: Monday 19th Saturday 31st March 2018 (except 25th)
Well measured, well written and with an artful understanding of the light and shade of comedic delivery, Sara is a fantastic comedian destined to find a huge audience this side of the pond she delivered a show which brought the house down. One of those comedians that you just love from the first minute and youd have to try very hard not to find her hilarious. Unless youve had your laughter gland removed, Sara is an absolute must-see. NEW EUROPEAN *****
After a hugely successful Edinburgh Festival debut at the Pleasance Courtyard which garnered much critical acclaim and sell-out shows, the double Emmy award winning US comedian Sara Schaefer is back with her first ever London run of Little White Box. The shows at Soho Theatre start on 19TH March and culminates on 31st March. In Little White Box, Sara employs her vulnerable, whip-smart comedy style to confront her complicated relationship with Jesus, America, and death. In the ridiculous age of Trump, Sara cant separate the deeply personal from the absurdly political and looks at her own life to find answers. The result is an endearing show where even the darkest moments are laced with whimsy. Saras teeth are sharp but her heart is soft!
a hugely accomplished purveyor of the art and her stand up show comes perfectly packaged for her debut.Little White Box is one of the most memorable of my whole Fringe experience. FUNNY WOMEN *****
Little White Box shows Sara exploring Trumps America - and how we got here. The news is fake, conspiracy theorists have their hands on the nuclear codes, robots are taking our jobs, and the end of the world is scheduled for next Tuesday. Saras the type that brings a pillow to a gunfight, so she knows her chances of surviving the apocalypse are pretty slim. But maybe theres a way we can delay our mutually assured destruction - by finding common ground.
a compelling, smart and tack-sharp hour which Sara Schaefer delivers with a panache that takes us nervously by the hand down into the murky rabbit hole of modern America. THE LIST ****
Common ground, for Sara, is the American South - where she was raised a devout evangelical Christian, playing guitars around the campfire and singing about, what in her mind, was a super chill hipster named Jesus. But today, Sara doesnt recognize the version of Jesus thats being used by the far right to justify extremist, bigoted policies. Saras got a hunch that it was Christianity that actually made her liberal, so its hard to understand how the same philosophy could make someone sexist, racist, and totally okay electing a madman as president. To try and understand all of this, Sara turns to exploring her religious upbringing and comes up with some advice for all the Christians out there. Finally, Sara confronts the moment where she felt the most betrayed by the church - at her mothers funeral.
Extremely relevant, sharp-as-a-tack humour that taps into the way many people feel about the current political and cultural climate. EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE ****
Based in Los Angeles, Sara is a critically acclaimed stand up, writer and producer, who hosted her own talk show Nikki & Sara Live on MTV, has also appeared on @Midnight,John Olivers New York Stand Up Show,Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,Best Week Ever, andInside Amy Schumer. She won two Emmy awards for her work atLate Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has written forNot Safe with Nikki GlaserandWho Wants to Be A Millionaire. Her new digital seriesWoman Onlinedebuted on Seriously TV in February this year. She currently writes for Comedy CentralsProblematic with Moshe Kasherthat premiered this April.
A fine fringe debut FEST ****
Sara grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and got her higher learnings at the College of William & Mary. After a year of weirdness in New Orleans, she moved to New York to pursue comedy. Working by day as an analyst at a securities fraud law firm, she pursued comedy at night, performing sketch, stand up, and improv all over the city. She garnered critical acclaim for her bi-weekly stage show, Sara Schaefer is Obsessed With You, and has produced several live shows over the years, including Video Gaga at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
great! GUARDIAN GUIDE
In 2006, Sara became the host of AOLs on-line music/comedy show, The DL, during which time she interviewed hundreds of musicians and celebrities. From there, she began blogging for BestWeekEver.tv, and then, in 2009, began working as the head blogger for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (which earnt her two Emmy Awards, a third Emmy nomination, a Webby Award and Webby nomination.) Sara met Nikki Glaser in 2010 and the two began their podcast You Had To Be There. The podcast quickly grew and eventually led to their show at MTV. In 2011, Sara was a writer for Who Wants to be a Millionaire, for which she was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards.
she is witty.. an appealing storyteller, able to extract anything thats off-kilter in her world and share it with colourful detail CHORTLE
Other accolades include USA Todays 100 People of the Year in Pop Culture, Backstage Magazine Comics to Watch 2011, Huffington Posts Favourite Female Comedians, New York Post Best Jests 2010, ECNY Award Nominee: Best Female Stand Up 2010, Comedy Centrals Comics to Watch Showcase 2010, and New York Magazines 10 Comedians to Watch 2010. Saras web series, Day Job, was released in 2014 and was named one of the 100 Best Web Series by Time Out New York.
WATCH SARA IN ACTION: http://saraschaefer.com/videos/
10 previews Mon/Tue, 12/10 (conc) Mon 26th& Tues 27th
13/11 (conc) Weds/Thurs 15/13 (conc) Fri/Sat
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