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Sarah headed for holy land

Posted by Gator on November 14th, 2014

The news spread through the Israeli media today, but doesn’t seemed to have hit the U.S. yet. Here’s how Ha’aretz reported it 11/14/14:

HaaretzNewspaperLogoSarah Silverman will be visiting Israel in December as a special guest at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Israeli media reported on Friday.

According to the Yedioth Aharonoth daily, the Jewish-American comedienne will attend a gala screening of her stand-up comedy show “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles” (HBO) for which she received an Emmy Award earlier this year. After the screening, Silverman will talk to the audience and be awarded a prize by the festival for her achievements in comedy, the report said.

The 16th annual Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival runs from December 16 to 23, presenting feature films, documentaries, shorts, animated and avant-garde films on Jewish themes and those relating to Israel and the Diaspora, according to the website of the Jerusalem Cinematheque, home to the event.

SisterAndNieceP4Silverman, an acclaimed Los Angeles comedienne, is known for flaunting her Jewish identity and depthless chutzpah. One of her sisters is a Reform rabbi living in Jerusalem and an active member of the Women of the Wall organization aimed at securing an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall. After her sister Susan was arrested together with her 17-year-old daughter for praying at the Kotel last year, Silverman tweeted: “SO proud of my amazing sister & niece for their ballsout civil disobedience. Ur the tits!”

The last publicized time Silverman visited Israel was in 2011, when she attended the Conference of the President of Israel and performed in Tel Aviv.

Hear Sarah on 11/28/14 Pardo benefit

Posted by Gator on November 13th, 2014

Sarah will be one of the comedians appearing on the 2014 edition of Jimmy Pardo’s annual 24 hour Podcast-a-thon (which benefits Smile Train) on November 28. Here’s the scoop (courtesy of don411.com):

111314Podcastathon2010polaroidE2Never Not Funny Partners with International Cleft Charity Smile Train and JASH to Present the Sixth Annual Pardcast-a-Thon Fundraiser

Up top, my brotha!  Jimmy Pardo and Never Not Funny are back to host the Sixth Annual Pardcast-a-Thon fundraiser benefitting the international cleft lip and palate charity Smile Train.  This Black Friday, skip the mall and join Jimmy Pardo along with co-hosts Matt Belknap and Pat Francis as they welcome Weird Al, Sarah Silverman, General Hospital star Jason Thompson, Doug Benson, Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins and over twenty more surprise guests to Hollywood’s ACME Comedy Theater in the name of charity.  In addition to broadcasting at www.nevernotfunny.com, this year’s Pardcast-a-Thon will stream live on JASH’s Video Podcast Network at www.youtube.com/VideoPodcastNetwork.  Watch and donate Friday, November 28th from noon to midnight Pacific Time.

In five years the Pardcast-a-Thons have helped raise half a million dollars for Smile Train and have provided new smiles and new lives to nearly 2,000 children.  Past Pardcast-a-Thons have included guest appearances by Conan O’Brien, Bob Odenkirk, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Aimee Mann, Jack McBrayer, Amy Poehler, Patton Oswalt, Bob Saget, Kevin Nealon, Lisa Loeb, Simon Helberg, Rob Corddry, Rich Sommer, Andy Richter, Adam Carolla and many more.

About Never Not Funny

Never Not Funny is an award-winning weekly podcast now on The Earwolf Network.  Hosted by comedian and TV personality Jimmy Pardo, the show features free-form conversations between Pardo and his sometimes famous, always funny friends.  Currently in its fifteenth season, the show has been featured by Entertainment Weekly’s Must List, Billboard Magazine, Esquire, GQ and was named a top comedy podcast by iTunes, Mashable and The AV Club.

About Smile Train

Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Millions of children in developing countries with unrepaired clefts live in shame, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Our sustainable model provides training and funding to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery in their communities. To learn more about how Smile Train’s sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit smiletrain.org.

Sarah with Lena on her chest

Posted by Gator on November 6th, 2014

As Lena Dunham tours promoting her book, Not that Kind of Girl, she has partnered with Planned Parenthood in support of their Women Are Watching campaign, by recruiting a wealth of celebrities (including Sarah) to pose in or with the shirt that Dunham designed. Profits from the shirts support the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which encourages women to vote for birth control rights in the upcoming elections. You can get one here.

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Sarah says: GO VOTE TODAY!

Posted by Gator on November 4th, 2014

Sarah is among many celebrities who are part of the #govote movement of headcount.org.  This is how the website explains #govote:

#GoVote aims to create a unique cultural moment around the November 4th election. Originated by The Culture Group in 2012, it began with the creation of digital images highlighting the phrase “#GoVote.” HeadCount then added works by rock poster artists, and asked musicians and entertainers to pose for photos holding those works. On Election Day, the entertainers will post their photos on social media. 

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Sarah & Michael channel HBO series

Posted by Gator on November 1st, 2014

For the uninitiated: the pic Sarah posted today is an allusion to the HBO series, The Leftovers. (Amy Brenneman is one of the stars.)

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Sarah named Woman of Vision

Posted by Gator on November 1st, 2014

On October 25, the Adrienne Shelly Foundation honored Sarah at their fourth annual Woman of Vision salute.  All published information we found afterward (such as the UPI article below) was based on a press release from the foundation.

Adrienne Shelly Foundation Fundraiser with Sarah Silverman MOMA 10/25/14

Adrienne Shelly Foundation Fundraiser with Sarah Silverman MOMA 10/25/14

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) – The Adrienne Shelly Foundation says it has honored actress and comedian Sarah Silverman with its Woman of Vision Award at a ceremony in New York.

The Oct. 25 event featured a screening of the 1970 dark comedy Where’s Poppa [see Sarah's tweet below] starring Ruth Gordon and George Segal, after which Silverman was interviewed by her fellow comic, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart-creator Lizz Winstead.

“Sarah Silverman is truly without peer,” ASF founder and executive director Andy Ostroy, Shelly’s husband, said in a statement Thursday. “She’s a comedic genius, a multi-faceted artist and an important political activist. As such, we’re thrilled to honor her as this year’s Woman of Vision.”

The non-profit organization is named after the late actress and filmmaker, and supports women filmmakers with production grants.

Best known for her films Sudden ManhattanI’ll Take You There and Waitress, Shelly was murdered in her Manhattan office by a 19-year-old burglar Nov. 1, 2006. She was 40.

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Sarah joins 11/18/14 anti gun violence benefit

Posted by Gator on October 23rd, 2014

WHAT: Fun Lovers Unite! An Evening of Music, Comedy, And Gun Sense

WHO: Neil Hamburger, Tim Heidecker, Sarah Silverman, Mike Watt & The Secondmen, The Everyday Visuals, Ali MacLean as Emcee and a Surprise Guest Comedian (to be announced November 17)

WHEN: Tuesday, November 18. Doors Open at 7:00pm

WHERE: The Echoplex, 1822 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

TICKETS: Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. 

102214gunsensePosterJHere are excerpts from Ventsmagazine post about the event:

Fun Lovers Unite! An Evening of Music, Comedy, And Gun Sense will benefit Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in American, a project of Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization. Each performer on the bill, as well as the venue itself, is donating the performance to this life-saving cause and is proud to stand with fellow comedians and musicians in solidarity to raise awareness for common sense gun violence prevention efforts and the elected officials who stand up for the safety of our communities.

The event is being produced by two friends on each of the coasts, Joshua Mills in Los Angeles and Maccabee Montandon in Brooklyn, who are both dads of young children who wanted to do something about the epidemic of gun violence in America. Montandon’s brother Asher was shot and killed during an attempted robbery in 1992.

“Music and comedy are powerful ways to reach people – we are so grateful to the performers who will use their talents to bring people together, educate them on the problem of gun violence and ask them to take action to save lives,” said Montandon. “Gun violence is often a hard issue to talk about –this event is a way to let people know we are all human, we can crack a few smiles while also trying to raise awareness for a serious issue. Fun Lovers Unite is just one example of the grassroots momentum across this country calling for gun sense.”