Here’s yet another interview in conjunction with We Are Miracles, this one from the December 20 issue of the Dallas Voice. Fresh info: She mentions her work with Patti LuPone on their upcoming HBO series pilot.
UPDATE 12/28/13: Just discovered this interview had already been published December 2 in David Atlanta magazine, with an additional question at the end (which we’ve now added).
There’s nothing too taboo for Sarah Silverman. Not AIDS, not even poop.
And in her 20-year career (she began in 1993 with a spot on Saturday Night Live), her hit comedy special, Jesus is Magic, and her own sitcom, The Sarah Silverman Program, the comedian has established herself as one of the ballsiest voices of our time.
With an all-new HBO special, We Are Miracles, Silverman caught up with us to talk about crushing on Patti LuPone, being “older and wiser and dumber” and the meaning of life.
— Chris Azzopardi
Dallas Voice: I saw a children’s book recently called “Why Dogs Eat Poop.” Guess who it reminded me of? Sarah Silverman: Aww, was it me?
Of course it was you. I knew it was either gonna be me or Helen Mirren.
Your comedy special, We Are Miracles, sounds very inspiring for the holidays. Will we be inspired? Yeah, I hope that you’ll leave that show completely changed. Just kidding. I mean, maybe a little bit. But probably not.
What can you say about the special? All I can say is that the special is mind-blowing and life-changing for the viewer. It’s just a really honest reflection — either literally or figuratively — of where I’m at right now, just in my life. Not that it’s autobiographical at all — it’s still lies — but it’s just what I’m into now. Like, I’m older and wiser and dumber.
It’s different than my first special. It doesn’t digress into other videos or things. There’s a scene at the beginning and at the end, but besides that it’s just (more…)