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About Sarah’s emcee gig at Manifest Hope 8/27/08

Posted by Gator on August 29th, 2008

Here’s what one attendee had to say about the event Sarah helped introduce at the Manifest Hope Exhibition August 27 during the Democratic National Convention:

I have no idea how to sum up how amazing these two random days in Denver were. I flew in via LA (thx Julian!), figured I’d crash with Danny for a day or two to check out the Obama-themed street-arty party in Danny’s gallery space (“Manifest Hope” gallery) and then maybe try to scam my way into Obama’s keynote? The gallery was unbelievable, which turned into a block party Wed night with Cold War Kids + Clap Your Hands + Silversun Pickups + Z-Trip which turned into an acoustic show with the aforementioned plus Johnny Deathcab / Postal Service and the girl from Small Wonder (??) all emceed by Sarah Silverman… which eventually turned into a No Data style dance party (hence the 1000 upskirt shots). I was up till 5am, slept two hours, biked over to the DNC (hobo bike!) to volunteer and ended up working the security line for 11 hours (!!) to earn my way in to see Obama’s speech. Just an amazing amazing weekend.

New SSP Promo!

Posted by SSO on August 29th, 2008

There is a new promo running on Comedy Central for The Sarah Silverman Program which will begin airing new episodes in October.   Check it out!

Sarah’s stand-up before 8/27/08 concert for Obama

Posted by Gator on August 28th, 2008

This is Sarah’s set before she introduced San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom prior to the concert at the Manifest Hope Exhibition Wednesday night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Report on 8/27/08 Manifest Hope event

Posted by Gator on August 28th, 2008

Emily Zemler filed this recap at Spin.com of Wednesday’s pro-Obama concert which included some stand-up from Sarah.

A collective of indie rock royalty, including Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Zooey Deschanel, Johnathan Rice, Jenny Lewis, and Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws, took the stage at Denver’s Manifest Hope Gallery last night to support Barack Obama at a party thrown by Moveon.org and Generation Obama during the Democratic National Convention.

After a series of introductory remarks by comedian Sarah Silverman (“McCain may be a war hero, but not in this war,” she quipped), San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, and Seattle mayor Greg Nickels (who gave props to the Seattle music scene by name-checking Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Jimi Hendrix), the rockers lined up to perform before a large piece of Obama artwork by Shepard Fairey, the man responsible for the widely-seen “OBEY” posters.

The set list featured a few songs by each artist, including Death Cab’s “The Sound of Settling” and Lewis’ “Acid Tongue.” The highlight came when Deschanel borrowed Gibbard’s guitar to play “This Is Not a Test,” from her recent collaborative project with M. Ward, She & Him. After working through most of the song, Deschanel stopped. “I’m going to start over,” she said. “This is actually the first time I’ve ever played guitar in front of people. I write on guitar, but that’s really only in front of myself.”

Manifest Hope Gallery’s exhibit features a large array of Obama-related artwork by various artists, with proceeds from the sales going to support the Obama campaign. Earlier in the evening, the gallery hosted a free, boozy outdoor concert — enforcement of open-container laws doesn’t seem a high priority for the Denver Police this week — across the street featuring Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

Roast of Bob Saget

Posted by SSO on August 18th, 2008

The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget aired last night and Sarah sent in a video to roast a few of those attending. Sarah said she could not attend the event due to the hard time she’s been going through confessing “Right now, I just need to be around people who can make me laugh.” Watch the video below to hear a few of her other roast jokes:

Sarah Silverman is Pregnant!

Posted by SSO on August 14th, 2008

…well she is on the set anyways. LAtimes.com posted some behind-the-scenes photos of The Sarah Silverman Program Season 2 Part B which will begin airing episodes in October. Episodes featured are from “Fetus Don’t Fail Me Now” and “I Thought My Dad was Dead but Turns Out He’s Not.”

Stand Up to Cancer

Posted by SSO on August 12th, 2008

Sarah Silverman recently did a video for standup2cancer.org, a movement to push scientific breakthroughs in cancer research to get it recognized as a chronic illness and to find a cure.  On Sept. 5th they will be holding an unprecedented telethon airing on ABC, CBS & NBC! In this video Sarah talks about how much she hates cancer.

Message from Sarah Silverman