Sara Schaefer relives every comedian’s early nightmares and daydreams in “Day Job”

Sara Schaefer may no longer host an MTV late-night talk show, nor may she even live in New York City still. Nevertheless, now we can see her next project whenever we want. It’s a webseries that looks back at her days before becoming a full-time professional comedian and quitting her day job. So, it’s called, fittingly, “Day Job.”

If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, this might get you back on track — or inspire you to make your own thing, follow your own path and tell your boss to take this job and shove it because you get references from the 1970s.

Any comedian with a second job probably has experienced one or more of the situations in this episode, “Office Comedian.” Roll it!

Or you can watch all eight episodes in a row.

Schaefer’s office co-workers in “Day Job” are played by Ann Carr, Danny Rouhier, Will Hines, Dan Soder, Subhah Agarwal, Katina Corrao, Elaine Liebmann, Justin Shanes and Jenny Rubin.

I’ll let Schaefer explain:

“I’m pleased to announce the release of my new web series, DAY JOB! Day Job was inspired by my 5-year stint working at a high-powered New York City law firm while pursuing comedy. Each episode is simply a moment or feeling that the job gave me. There’s no real narrative here, just snapshots of what it’s like working at a job you hate – while pursuing what you love. When you hear comedians talk about their failures at “normal” jobs, you often hear how they got fired or failed miserably, thus making comedy the “only choice.” For me, it was a little different. For some bizarre reason, I was good at this job. I had a knack for spreadsheets and calculating damages for securities fraud cases. I guess somewhere along the way in my upbringing, I was taught to work hard no matter what your job is. (Or maybe I learned it from Stanley in UHF, I don’t know.) I’m not trying to toot my own horn here: having this work ethic actually made things really hard for me. I was constantly having to fight the urge to settle into this job, to give up on the dream, and crunch numbers for a living (which is totally legit, if that’s your passion). I could make good money, go home to my friends and family, have a house, a car…the whole thing. I was exhausted from working long hours and doing shows at night. It was my first New York experience. All of it was stressful. And a stable day job can feel like a warm comforting blanket. But it’s dangerous; it can lull you into sleepwalking through life. Fortunately, I woke up.

Anyway, we decided to release it all at once, Netflix-style. Or Beyonce-style. Whatever reference works for you. The point is: go ahead and binge watch all eight episodes!

This was the first project under my new Little BoBo Productions. Little BoBo is an idea I cooked up with the very talented Scott Moran. We will be releasing new projects in the coming months. Get excited!”

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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