Hi, I’m Sarah Cho!
I am a comedy writer and playwright.
When I’m not writing funny things,
I’m on the hunt for a really good dessert.
Sarah Cho is a Los Angeles-based comedy writer and playwright. Her plays include Koreans Eat Dog, Life of the Experiment, Waiting for Mr. Rogers, Monopoly, Family Dinner, and Trich. Most recently, her play STAINS was developed as part of Moving Arts’ MADLab New Play Development. She is a recipient of the Iowa Arts Fellowship, the Richard Maibaum Playwriting Award, Kennedy Center’s Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award, and was recently named Associate Artist for Ashland New Plays Festival.
After graduating from Iowa Playwrights Workshop, she went on to study improv comedy at iO West and Second City, as well as improvisational theater with Aretha Sills at Sills/Spolin Theater Works. She has performed at Green Gravel Comedy Festival, Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival, and written sketch comedy for LA Scripted Comedy Festival, the Sunday Sketch Show at formerly iO West, and LA’s topical news sketch show Top Story! Weekly at ACME Comedy Theater in Hollywood. Her work has been featured on ComedyCake, WhoHaHa, Funny or Die, and currently writes with the house comedy sketch team Galaxy Cat at the Pack Theater.
Sarah is also the co-host of the “very interesting” playwriting podcast Beckett’s Babies with fellow poet/playwright Sam Collier which you can learn more about at http://www.beckettsbabies.com.
When Sarah is not writing plays or making comedies, she’s helping to bring creative writing classes to the Juvenile Halls with InsideOUT Writers. She works with teachers from all creative writing backgrounds to help bring programming for our incarcerated youth and young adults. Check out the incredible work IOW does here.
A California native who grew up in Los Angeles and lived by the beaches of Santa Barbara (a true So-Cal girl), Sarah earned her BA in film and theater at UC Santa Barbara, where she aced in eating tons of burritos, and holds her MFA from Iowa Playwrights Workshop, where she also aced in drinking pie shakes. She currently resides in West LA with her very professional writer husband, Nik Frank-Lehrer, and her very unprofessional cat, Butters Cho.
BA: UC Santa Barbara / MFA: Iowa Playwrights Workshop