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STAND-UP COMEDIAN, WRITER, ACTOR

Sara Contreras was showcased as one of the country’s best female comedians in Showtime’s “The Original Latin Divas of Comedy,” which received an ALMA nomination for Best Comedy Special. She has also appeared as a commentator and writer for MTV3. Television credits include” NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” (two episodes), “Third Watch,“ and “Conviction,”; Comedy Central’s “Comic Groove;” Metrochannel’s “New Joke City;” A&E’s “American Comedy: What’s So Funny?;” ABC’s “The View” and “New York Comedy Festival;” SiTV’s “Funny is Funny;” and TNC’s “Que Loco.” She taped with Nick Turturro for his spec television pilot “Doorman,” with Marlo Thomas for the web-series “Auntie Marlo & Kate,” and for Univision’s Spanish-language stand-up comedy special “Los Locos y Revueltos.” Sara performed for our military troops in Iraq/Kuwait in March 2011.

A regular performer on the N.Y. tri-state comedy club/college circuit, she has also been seen across the country at premier comedy clubs and venues. Sara has performed at the New York Comedy Festival, the Marshalls Women in Comedy Festival, the Urban Comedy Festival, and the Toyota Comedy Festival. She has been critically acclaimed for her work with the N.Y.-based “Sistas Doing Comedy” and the L.A.-based “Hot & Spicy Tamales.” Sara received an impressive N.Y. Times review for her work as a writer/monologist in the off-Broadway production “Jose Can Speak.”


Film credits include several independent projects and she has participated in the Latin Producers Academy of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. Commercial work includes Mastercard and Fleet Bank. Sara was a featured radio personality for the WRKS 98.7 Kiss Morning Show and has been a featured comedian for nationally syndicated radio personalities Luis Jimenez and Wendy Williams. She can be seen performing on “The Comedy Jump-Off” and “Only in The Hood” DVDs. She was also a creator and writer for “Lugar Heights,” a Latino animated series featured on Galavision. Her first screenplay “The Name Game” is in production and her one-woman show “Who’s Counting?” will debut in Spring 2012. She continues to perform nationally with the Original Latin Divs of Comedy.

 

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