Comedian Sara Benincasa’s show about agoraphobia coming to book, film form

By | April 12, 2010 at 2:56 pm | One comment | News | Tags: ,

Sara BenincasaComedian Sara Benincasa gained internet fame with her cartoonishly hilarious Sarah Palin impressions, and subsequent vlog. Palin later released a book, and thus, Benincasa is now doing the same (though it has nothing to do with the former Alaskan governor).

With the continuing success of her one-person show, Agorafabulous!, Benincasa will turn the story into a book for William Morrow. Agorafabulous! focuses on Benincasa’s struggles with agoraphobia, panic attacks, and anxiety disorder.

Scott Mendel of Mendel Media, who sold the book, says there are also plans for a screen adaptation of the show. Punchline Magazine asked Benincasa herself who she would want to play her in the screen adaptation:

“My hope is that Zach Galifianakis will be available to play me in the screen adaptation, because we have similar facial hair. Also, I have never seen him not be funny, whether onstage or on screens big or small. I imagine he’d really commit to the scene where I piss in bowls and cry. My father has several times specifically expressed the demand that [comedian] Matt McCarthy play him. It’s getting weird at this point, so I hope Matt employs bodyguards. My mother should be played by Zooey Deschanel, just to make things confusing.”

Zach, if you’re reading this, feel free to contact us or Sara directly!

To get a closer look at the newly published author, check out this recent interview Benincasa had with Punchline Magazine in A Tight Five.

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