Your New Editor-in-Chief is Sara Benincasa (Me)

Sara Benincasa in a Car

Well hello there. You may have noticed some changes here at your Happy Nice Time People, or maybe you haven’t noticed any changes at all, or maybe you are here for the first time, or maybe you are a robot sent from the future to save us (thank you). Regardless, I am Sara Benincasa, and I am your new Editor-in-Chief here at HNTP. I’m incredibly pleased to be here, and not just because I want to emotionally and spiritually connect with each and every one of you and maybe even hold hands in a platonic friend way if we ever meet in person.


I’m an author and a comedian. I Tweet and I Facebook and I Tumblr and I Instagram and I write books and I tell jokes on stages. I live in California. I’m from New Jersey. I’ve lived in NYC, Boston, Asheville, the Southwest, the Netherlands, South Carolina, and now the San Fernando Valley. I have a Kickstarter. I’ve contributed to Wonkette on and off since 2010, and I’ve been a Wonkette commenter since 2007-ish. And, most importantly, I now edit this site under the direction of your Editrix.

I love Stevie Nicks. I love David Tennant. I love writing. And I love you, because I am contractually obligated to do so, and also because you are so beautiful.

Like any transition — say, from your 11th Doctor to your 12th Doctor — there will be a period of adjustment. It helps enormously that your Snipy will still be around as Night Editor. Thank you to Snipy for giving me some New Lady Guidance here, and thanks of course to your Editrix for making the foolish drunken decision to give me the passwords to all the social media. Haha, her Messican vacation done messed with her mind!

The entire point of this site is to bring joy into your life. Mostly, we’ll do that by making you laugh. We might also make you think (sorry) and VERY occasionally cry (but in a good way). Mostly, though, it’s all about the laughing. If every single blog post on this site makes somebody snort-laugh out loud at his/her/their desk at work, I will have done my job.

Thanks for coming along for the ride.

(Get it? Look at my photo up above and you will get it. It is a photograph of me RIDING in a car.)

Feel free to contact me at with tips, Morning Sex Jams (music about sex, duh), Great Moments in Sportsball, Smart People News, funny videos, cute animals doing things that don’t suck, etc. And follow me on all your social media stuff, but don’t be a dick. We’re trying to do something positive and upbeat and happy and nice here, monsters. BTW if you don’t like us on FB or follow us on Twitter, you are a demon person and I will haunt your dreams with this image by artist Christian Dueñas.

Sara Benincasa by Christian Duenas

And now, the all-time greatest thing I will ever see or hear:

Thanks everybody!


Sara B. (and Morley Safer, who is a girl dog)

Morley teefs

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