Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers hired Sarah to be part of his presentation (both live and on video) at CES December 7. CES is the heavily attended Consumer Electronics Show held annually in Las Vegas (Nevada). Here are media of Sarah’s appearance there.
Sarah Silverman was at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to help Cisco Systems present its vision of the future, which they call “The Internet of Things.”
But the caustic comedian couldn’t let the opportunity pass to make fun of director MIchael Bay, who experienced and embarrassing failure Monday during his attempted presentation for Samsung’s new line of curved HDTVs.
Sarah appeared on stage with Cisco CEO John Chambers and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, faked having difficulty reading her lines, then said: ‘I don’t want to Michael Bay this thing,’ referring to the Transformers director walking off stage after his teleprompter failed and he could not manage to stumble through his speech.
For her presentation, Sara wore black short shorts and a black blazer over a lacy, cream-colored blouse.
She also wore thigh-high black tights and black heels and had her long dark hair pinned back and down.
According to a report in USA Today, Cisco’s Chambers introduced the company’s concept of The Internet of Things – a future that connects everyone and everything via the web.
He then showed a video, starring Sarah, showing how the concept helps make her life easier.
In the clip, according to the newspaper, Sarah is visited by her future self and expresses concern that the Internet of Things may track her bathroom habits and send spam while she’s on the toilet.
She told Chambers, ‘You got balls. Now go out there and do your keynote thing and sparkle,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter.
After explaining how it will work, Chambers claimed: ‘The internet of things will be five to 10 times more impactful in one decade than the whole of the internet has been to date.’
Sarah had no trouble with her teleprompter and fared much better than Bay did the previous day.
At one point she said : ‘I didn’t write this sh*t,” prompting a big laugh from the crowd.
Shortly after getting on stage, Monday Bay acknowledged the teleprompter was off and said he was just going to ‘wing it’.
‘I got so excited to talk, that I skipped over the Exec VP’s intro line and the teleprompter got lost. The prompter went up and down – then I walked off. I guess live shows aren’t my thing,’ Bay wrote on his personal blog.
After the Samsung executive tried to lead Bay with a question about the TV.
‘The Curve? How do you think it’s going to impact how viewers experience your movies,’ the executive asked.
‘Excuse me, I’m sorry. I’m sorry,’ Bay said as he turned and left the stage.
Clearly surprised by Bay’s premature exit, the executive asks the crowd to thank Bay for his appearance and there is a half-hearted clap from the audience.
‘It was very funny, but I did feel sorry for him,’ said one journalist in the crowd at the event.
‘It really doesn’t paint him or Samsung in a good light,’ another said. ‘We all know that technical calamities do happen, but for this to happen to a leading Hollywood director and tech company in the same moment seems unfortunate.’
Bay called the incident ’embarrassing’ because he was so passionate about the product.
‘I rarely lend my name to any products, but this one is just stellar.
‘I’m doing a special curved screen experience with Samsung and Transformers 4 footage that will be traveling around the world,’ he said.