Review: Sarah’s tour keeps scoring

The Toronto Sun published this review of Sarah’s April 21 show in Ontario. Sarah has tour performances throughout April, and her TV special, filmed on this tour, will reportedly premiere May 30 on Netflix.


RAMA, Ont. — The politically outspoken comedian Sarah Silverman acknowledged early on in her 85-minute set at Casino Rama on Friday night: “There are people out there for whom I’m not their cup of tea.”

She added quietly: “I’m sorry I called for a military coup.”

“When you’re a comic, we have to think before we tweet,” Silverman continued. “Who do we think we are…presidents?”

Silverman was explaining the heightened security as about 4,200 entered the casino’s entertainment centre.

“Sorry about the metal detectors — the wanding? That was my bad,” she explained.

Someone shouted out: “You’re American!”

“Yes, I’m from a small country south of the border that has been taken over by lunatics,” countered Silverman.

And that was about as close as the comic, who had our jaws dropping for her blue material and not her political outbursts — got to talking about Trump.

It seemed as if Silverman was weighing her topics carefully, as she often paused to look at a legal pad of notes before deciding on laser hair removal, her sisters, Barbie dolls, Texas anti-abortion laws, The Good Wife, lunching with Kanye West, her father, summer camp, nuns, the Bible, God and THAT “adorable” woman in the front row.

“Put your phone away,” said Silverman, whose delivery is a major part of her comedic charm. “You’re eight feet away from me. It distracts me. I’m obnoxious. I need all eyes on me.”

Before the show even began, Silverman let it be known she wasn’t going to tolerate a sea of phones as she said from behind the curtain: “Let’s have an experience together. Please do not be an empty vessel through which Facebook expresses yourself.”

Webmaster note: We cut the end of this article because it is just a list of many of Sarah’s jokes from her tour. It is our policy to avoid giving away too much of Sarah’s specific performance routines in print and we do not post videos of her tour performances.

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3 Responses to Review: Sarah’s tour keeps scoring

  1. Joe Malise Sr. says:

    I watch comedians in order to escape from stress. Sarah Silverman was a prime example of this type of escape for me. Politics causes me stress in general for what ever reason. She should either continue into politics where I for one would support her one hundred percent or stick to comedy, but not both at the same time. She is so delightful as a comedian yet seems to care quite deeply for the common man. I for one cannot handle both perspectives at the same time. She should either stick to comedy or go full into politics. You know women can only handle so much. Only kidding.

  2. I went to the show in Boston on Friday. What was the name of the female comedian who opened for Sarah?

  3. Gator says:

    That was Beth Stelling, who opened for several of Sarah’s April tour dates.

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