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Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
Sarah Silverman's I Love You, America will return in time for the midterm elections
Hulu announced that Silverman's political talk show has been picked up for an 11-episode second season premiering on Sept. 6.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 10:03PM EST
Sarah Silverman calls out a conservative media watchdog for falsely referring to her Jesus depiction as “Pro-Choice Liberal”
Fred Armisen played “Jesus in a Sandwich Shop” in tonight’s I Love You, America episode, which prompted the conservative Media Research Council to call Silverman’s depiction “Pro-Choice Liberal.” In fact, tweeted Silverman, “Jesus is personally against abortion in this depiction. But how can UB expected to watch a whole 5 1/2 min video B4 commenting on it.”
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 11:08PM EST
Sarah Silverman and Samantha Bee were better at tackling Louis CK -- and it's not just because they're women
“On the one hand, yes, they’re both women; their perspectives on the situation are not only different but give them a certain advantage in understanding it that their male peers will never have,” says Caroline Framke. “But on the other, Bee and Silverman did something that no one else has: They straight up acknowledged that they’re a part of the community that has traditionally fostered men like CK and (Al) Franken.” Framke adds: “Obviously, Bee and Silverman can comment on this whole mess from a much different place than any man in late night possibly could. But it was their choice to lean into that fact, and to speak specifically about their personal connections to the story, while their male peers’ more general condemnations of harassment did little to examine their own links to the problem going unchecked within the comedy community.”
Posted Thursday 11/16/17 at 3:42PM EST
Sarah Silverman addresses Louis CK, “the elephant masturbating in the room”
In an emotional I Love You, America monologue, Silverman notes that Louis CK has been “one of my best friends of over 25 years.” She adds that the revelations have been “a real mindf*ck: I love Louis, but Louis did these things. Both of those statements are true… I hope it’s OK if I am at once very angry for the women he wronged and the culture that enabled it… but also sad, because he’s my friend.”
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 11:28PM EDT
In her Hulu debut, Sarah Silverman wanted to do the “picture-the-audience-naked concept” using actual full-frontal nudity
The comedy bit where the audience is naked (but not really) has been done a lot of times, including on SNL, so Silverman was initially reluctant to go with the idea when it was pitched to her. But Silverman on the debut of her Hulu show I Love You, America wanted to take advantage of being on Hulu. "So we just leaned into that trope and made it into something totally, in my opinion, original,” she says. “I wanted to take advantage of the fact that we are on a network where we can see nudity, clinical nudity." She adds: "It's totally nonsexual nudity and yet it's so jarring to see because we're not used to it, especially in America. So I just got excited about showing clinical nudity — you know, a flaccid penis and balls and pubes and a vagina and just human, fleshy, beautiful bodies. All it takes is exposure to be used to things."
- The conversations that followed the nudity bit were just as uncomfortable
- Silverman displays a genuine sense of empathy with people who aren’t liberal like her
- Silverman’s sincerity saves the show from being dismissable fluff
- Silverman: “The one thing I’ve learned overall about this is that facts don’t change people’s minds”
- Samantha Bee: “Welcome to the club, Sarah Silverman”!
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 3:47PM EDT
Sarah Silverman releases a music video preview of her new Hulu show, I Love You, America
Watch Silverman's five-minute ode to Americans.