Sarah special coming to HBO

Just announced this afternoon: Sarah will film an HBO comedy special in May that will air in the fall!

     At this point in her comedy career, there would seem to be few things that Sarah Silverman hasn’t done. Among the remaining items would be starring in her own HBO comedy special, but you can now cross that off: the cable network said on Monday that it had signed Ms. Silverman to record a comedy performance called “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles,” which it plans to show in the fall.

     Ms. Silverman, a creator of button-pushing viral videos and Twitter posts, has starred in the Comedy Central series “The Sarah Silverman Program,” in movies like “Take This Waltz,” and in a 2005 concert film, “Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic.” Though she has appeared on HBO series like “Mr. Show With Bob and David,” “The Larry Sanders Show” and “Real Time With Bill Maher,” a solo special on that network — which has lately featured standup performances from Louis C. K. and George Lopez — had somehow eluded her.

     HBO said that “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles” would be filmed in Los Angeles in May and would be directed by Liam Lynch, who also directed “Jesus Is Magic.” This special will be presented in association with the comedy Web site Funny or Die.

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