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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 Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
Ranking Netflix's 45 best stand-up comedy specials
Chris Rock's Tamborine ranks No. 5, Sarah Silverman's A Speck of Dust is No. 1.
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 9:40PM EDT
Nell Scovell's new book tells what it's like to be a female TV writer in the "Hollywood Boys' Club"
The Sabrina, the Teenage Witch creator has been through it all, as revealed in her new book Just the Funny Parts: A Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys' Club. Scovell was one of the few female writers to work on Late Night with David Letterman, and worked with Conan O'Brien early in her career. She's also written for Charmed, The Simpsons, Murphy Brown, Newhart, Monk, the Smothers Brothers, NCIS, The Muppets -- and for President Obama. "I really want men to read the book," says Scovell. "And the ones who have already, have really enjoyed it. I think it's more eye-opening for them. Women nod along and men kind of stroke their chins. I basically lived like a guy for, certainly the first decade of my career, and I just wanted to blend in. I didn't want them to notice my gender because I wanted to stay in the room. I thought that if they don't notice that I'm the only girl here, I'll get to stay." ALSO: Scovell tells Marc Maron she inspired Sarah Silverman's writer character on The Larry Sanders Show, though they've never met.
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 3:25PM EST
Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen have “consciously uncoupled”
After nearly four years together, Silverman and the Master of Sex alum have broken up. “The great @michaelsheen & I consciously uncoupled over Christmas,” Silverman tweeted. “I mean, not ‘over Christmas’ - like that wasn’t the fight that ended it. No fight. We just live in different countries & it got hard. Felt we should just tell y’all so u stop askin, ‘How’s Michael/How’s Sarah?’” Silverman and Sheen started dating in January 2014.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 1:33PM EST
Billy Eichner enlists Jimmy Kimmel and other late-night hosts to “Glam Up the Midterms”
Unveiled on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Eichner's new project with Funny or Die encourages young people to vote in this year’s midterm election through a website and the hashtag #glamupthemidterms.
Posted Sunday 12/17/17 at 12:55PM EST
Netflix released limited edition vinyl albums of its standup specials to break into the Grammys
That’s how four comedians — Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Jim Gaffigan and Sarah Silverman — were able to garner Grammy nominations for best comedy albums.
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 Saturday 11/11/17 at 3:34AM EST
Real Time with Bill Maher with guest Sarah Silverman avoided the Louis CK topic — even though her sister tweeted about him
Laura Silverman tweeted on Thursday that Louis CK masturbated in front of her numerous times “before he was famous,” but she doesn’t consider herself a “victim” as they had once dated. As Deadline notes, Maher and Sarah Silverman seemed obviously trying to avoid talking about the Louis CK controversy, as their silence on the topic extended into the “Overtime” segment of Friday night’s live show.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 11:40PM EDT
Jon Stewart makes another surprise appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, this time for a rap battle
The former Daily Show host, who “crashed” Kimmel’s show in July, “crashed” it again Friday to plug his upcoming Night of Too Many Stars on HBO. To help raise money for autism programs, one lucky person will get to have an “uncomfortable dinner” with Kimmel and Matt Damon. Kimmel and Stewart have been longtime friends, having shared the same agent for decades.
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.