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Video: Sarah in Single Shot episode 9

Posted by Gator on September 26th, 2014

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Sarah is back on Jerry Seinfeld’s online mini-series, Single Shot, this week, but only briefly.  The episode (“Pee-Pee Time”) premiered Thursday. Sarah appears at 1m:38s, but it’s funnier if you watch some of the pieces before hers to get the theme. 

You can watch the episode (less than 3 minutes) at the CCGC site or at Crackle.com.

Go here to see her in other episodes of Single Shot.

‘Bedwetter: The Musical’ back in the news

Posted by Gator on September 25th, 2014

BedwetterMiniLogoBroadwayworld.com and other media are reporting that Sarah “revealed” on the Howard Stern Show this week that she is working on a stage musical version of her memoir, The Bedwetter. Even JASH ‘s tumblr site reposted the information as “breaking news.”

Fans know better. Sarah talked about that project in her Rolling Stone interview back in February. In case you’re a Sarah neophyte looking for more details, here’s the relevant piece of the Rolling Stone article. (But as you see, she hasn’t said much about the show yet.)

Sarah: I don’t know if I should say this, but I’ve been working on a musical of my book The Bedwetter with Adam Schlesinger [from Fountains of Wayne]. I wouldn’t be in it, but it’s all about my childhood stuff.

Rolling Stone: Will that be Off-Broadway in New York?

Sarah:  Yeah. But it’s such a long process. I probably shouldn’t say anything. But we have a first outline and we’re writing songs. It would be so dark, but a child would star in it. The character goes from six to 19. Adam Schlesinger is the one who thought about turning the book into a musical. I couldn’t believe it. I’m so excited about the prospect of it. It would be so cool.

Sarah to be in New Hampshire Saturday

Posted by Gator on September 23rd, 2014

Sarah has been talking about it for months (beginning with her notorious Jesus video), and it is finally here: the September 27 Lady Parts Justice “V to Shining V” national event. This is how the newspaper of her home state’s capital, where she will be on Saturday, reported it this week (including answers from Sarah). [Click the tweet at the bottom for details about the Concord appearance.]

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By Allie Morris, Monitor staff
Monday, September 22, 2014
(Published in print: Tuesday, September 23, 2014)

Women’s rights are a serious matter, and they’re under siege by politicians across the country. That’s the message from the national organization Lady Parts Justice, which is using comedy to spread the word.

The group, co-founded in 2012 by former Daily Show head writer Lizz Winstead, aims to use comedy, culture and digital media to foster a greater understanding of women’s reproductive rights.

“I hope that through the lens of humor we can expose how bad this War on Women has gotten and just what is at stake,” Winstead wrote in a 2012 post announcing the launch of Lady Parts Justice.

This Saturday, the group will launch “V to Shining V 2014” gatherings across the country meant to raise awareness about what and who are on the ballot this election cycle. Comedian Sarah Silverman will host a V to Shining V event at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Earlier this year, Silverman starred in a 5-minute Lady Parts Justice YouTube sketch about reproductive rights.

The comedian answered some of the Monitor’s questions by email this week.

How did you get involved with V to Shining V and Lady Parts Justice?

Lizz Winstead is one of my heroes, and she also happens to be one of my very best friends. When she formed Lady Parts Justice and V to Shining V, I told her I was all in!

Why do you think it’s an important cause?

Women’s rights are being chipped away at on the down low – at the state level – where a lot of us don’t tend to look, unfortunately. It’s important not just to be aware of what you believe is right but of what our lawmakers are doing. Because we hire them, with our vote or lack of vote. They work for us, and if we don’t like what they’re doing it’s our responsibility as citizens to get ’em out.

What is the most important issue facing women this election cycle?

It’s shocking that it’s an issue 40 years after Roe V. Wade, but a woman’s right to choose is a big one. As well as equal pay. Could you imagine in a million years a man being okay with being told by the government what he can and can’t do with his own human body? No way. Because it’s unacceptable. Do you think men would be just fine with being paid 77 cents to every dollar a woman is paid? No way. But that is the case with women’s pay. And the Paycheck Fairness act was killed. You know.

How is New Hampshire an important player in this movement?

It’s my home state. That’s why it concerns me most. And it’s imperative that we as N.H. women (and men!) are aware of who is representing our state and what they’re doing.

Why is humor the best way to get at this issue, and how have you found it draws people to the cause?

Because it’s getting informed without it being homework. Comedy through the years has always told the truth about history, and has been on the right side of history.

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Interview: AV Club 9/23/14

Posted by Gator on September 23rd, 2014

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For almost 20 years now, Sarah Silverman has been a shining blue beacon of amusing yet slightly alarming remarks about race, sex, politics, and weed. And while she’s always acted, recently she’s picked up steam in Hollywood, appearing in films like Take This Waltz, Wreck-It Ralph, and A Million Ways To Die In The West, as well as TV shows like Masters Of Sex. Silverman just won her second Emmy, this time for Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, an HBO special that aired on actual TV last year but will be released as a CD, LP, and audio download this month via Sub Pop records, just in time for the impending global apocalypse.

1. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Sarah Silverman: I used to pass out fliers for a comedy club when I was first starting out in New York City called the Boston Comedy Club. My first year of doing it, I was in college. I went to one year of college. I would work from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and then have classes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. I couldn’t keep my eyes open during my classes and I felt so guilty. But it was a crazy little job—you had to deal with a lot of people. It was the first time I got punched in the face—knocked out unconscious.

The A.V. Club: Why did you get punched in the face?

SS: I was breaking up a fight between some scary gaggle of teenagers drinking 40s who were beating up on the Pluck You chicken, who was also passing out fliers on the same corner. I went to try to break it up—not being a hero, just thinking nobody would hurt a girl. And I was wrong. I got punched in the temple and knocked unconscious. That was my last day working as a person passing out fliers, but I did it for two years. When I pass people who pass out fliers, I always take them because I know how depressing it is. A lot of interesting things happened on that corner. A homeless vet started strangling me. I think I met eyes with him. New Yorkers are the best because the second his hands went around my throat, three different people pulled him off me. (more…)

Sarah on Howard Stern 9/23/14

Posted by Gator on September 23rd, 2014

Sarah was on the Howard Stern show this morning (so was Lenny Kravitz). We’ll have a transcript of the interview for you in a few days, but meanwhile, here is the E! report about Howard’s conversation with Sarah.

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One of the (many) drawbacks to dating in Hollywood? Your significant other’s relationship history is fair game for tabloid fodder.

So when Sarah Silverman stopped by The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday morning to promote the audio release of her Emmy-award winning stand-up special We Are Miracles, the funnylady was asked point blank about boyfriend Michael Sheen’s gorgeous ex, Kate Beckinsale, whom he dated for eight years and has one daughter, 15-year-old Lily.

Awkward much? Well, not if you’re Sarah Silverman. (more…)

Video: Sarah in Single Shot episode 8

Posted by Gator on September 14th, 2014

 

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After not appearing in episode seven of Jerry Seinfeld’s new online mini-series, Single Shot, Sarah does have a segment in episode 8 (“Sexy Talk”), which premiered 9/11/14. She does a great recollection of being ten and watching Woody’ Allen’s Sleeper repeatedly, anxiously questioning those around her. But don’t tune out when that story’s over. Five seconds later (after Louis C.K.’s piece), Sarah will query toward the kitchen, “Who do we have to blow for menus?” Clicking the pic takes you straight to Sarah’s segment.

Or you can watch the whole episode (less than 3 minutes) at the CCGC site or at Crackle.com.

Go here to see her in other episodes of Single Shot.

Audio: Sarah with Sheen during 9/10/14 podcast

Posted by Gator on September 13th, 2014

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Chris Hardwick’s famed Nerdist podcast featured Michael Sheen on September 10 (Episode 569), and Sarah “chimes in periodically.”  Go here to listen.

[The voice you sometimes hear in the background is Hardwick’s colleague, Kyle Clark. Also, before the interview began, Hardwick mentioned that he enjoyed “hanging out with Sarah” on the Oddball tour. Hardwick is one of the comedians in the lineup on some of the Oddball Comedy Festival tour dates. At the very end of the interview they briefly get back to that topic.]

Below are transcriptions or summaries of some of the Sarah moments, in case you don’t want to listen to the podcast straight through. (It is 1h:38m long.) But fans could get a good sense of the personality of Sarah’s boyfriend (sharp mind, sharp wit) by listening to the whole interview. [Revealing example: Describing whether his father, who is a professional Jack Nicholson impersonator, can do Nicholson’s voice, Sheen says, “What he lacks in specificity he makes up for in commitment.”]

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