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Sarah hosts and curates ep1 of new series

Posted by Gator on November 19th, 2014

No executives interfering with the comedy artist’s vision. That’s a key to the new comedy variety series, Rubberhead. (“Live from Rubberhead” was originally slated to be one of the new series streaming on Xbox until Microsoft shut down its whole Xbox Entertainment studios.) As you can see from this Rolling Stone article, Sarah chose the contributors for the first episode, and she’s in it, too. The episode taped in front of a live studio audience in July 2014.

RollingStoneLogoSarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, Key & Peele Kick Off New Web Variety Series

By Jon Blistein | November 18, 2014

Sarah Silverman corralled a whole bunch of funny friends, including Seth Rogen, John C. Reilly, Key & Peele and Tig Notaro, to contribute to the inaugural episode of Rubberhead, a new comedy variety show from Vimeo and the comedy collective JASH.

Silverman hosts the first episode, and as she succinctly introduces it in the trailer, “Welcome to a night of weird.” The succession of clips includes everything from Rogen and Silverman engaging in some some high-octane cop action to a man with a weirdly shaped head chucking a Big Gulp at an innocent pedestrian. If you want all that — plus a bouncy castle — the entire 45-minute episode is available to buy now for just $4.99.

In a statement, creator Daniel Kellison described Rubberhead as “a no holds-barred show without the middleman. What you see is the comedy created wholly by the artist, without interference from executives or networks or standards and practices. We put our full trust in our artist partners. Nothing is off-limits.”

Silverman hand-picked the contributors for Rubberhead’s first episode, scoring not just big names, but a stacked roster of comedy nerd all-stars as well, including Nathan Fielder (of Nathan for You and the creator of “Dumb Starbucks”), Todd Glass, Brett Gelman, Lauren Lapkus, Harris Wittels, Paul Rust, Shelby Fero and Natasha Leggero. Charlyne Yi also contributed a new animation, and rapper 2Chainz even makes a cameo in a skit with Key & Peele.

Here’s one (very funny) sketch, featuring Sarah and Seth Rogen as cops on a mission.

And here’s the trailer for the show.

 

Video: interviewed on Tompkins show 11/10/14

Posted by Gator on November 11th, 2014

Comedian/writer/actor Paul F. Tompkins has a web talk series called Speakeasy, and Sarah was his November 10 episode guest. Of course he talks to her about their days working on Mr. Show, but the interview also covers such standard topics as her We Are Miracles Emmy, her feelings about babies, and more. The interview is 18m:26s. Plus, in a separate 3 minute clip they play a game called Baked or Faked, in which Sarah is asked to identify whether marijuana strain names are genuine or made up.

Video: Sarah guests on Nealon series

Posted by Gator on November 3rd, 2014

Here is Sarah as Kevin Nealon’s guest on episode 7 (11/3/14) of his series, Laugh Lessons.

 

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And here’s what they’re calling a “bonus” Sarah clip.

Sarah’s Happy voice in cartoon short

Posted by Gator on October 23rd, 2014

Sarah voices one of the lead characters in The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas, a cartoon short that addresses the social concern: Is economic inequality growing? 

In addition to Sarah in the role of Happy, the film features Amy Poehler (Sunshine), Maya Rudolph (Giggles), Sarah Silverman (Happy), Billy Eichner (Lollipop) and Andy Richter (Dough Vanshaw). The cartoon runs a little under six minutes, and is directed by Adam McKay.

Shalomlife reported that the 46 year old director–after spending most of his 20s clueless about the government decisions on trade policy, wages, pollution and war–became interested in economics and finance. “Once anyone starts looking at the underlying economic reasons behind these bizarre choices they make a lot more sense. It doesn’t mean it’s any less frustrating or infuriating but at least I started seeing the dog isn’t chasing his tail just to chase his tail, there’s a liver treat tied to it,” McKay explained.

The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas is part of a new film series titled We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss. The series features films that pair comedians with directors, as well as economic advisors, and presents them in an array of different styles and lengths.

Video: Behind scenes at Sarah/Chelsea shoot

Posted by Gator on October 9th, 2014

Sarah and Chelsea Handler did a photo tribute to iconic movie characters Thelma and Louise in the October 20 double-issue of People magazine, and here’s a behind-the-scenes interview People posted.


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Update: Below is the actual two-page spread (resized):

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Video: Sarah protests V-tax with sex change

Posted by Gator on October 8th, 2014

Don’t miss Sarah’s new public service announcement concerning the gender gap!

And to learn more about the cause…

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Go here to see full credits for the PSA video.

UPDATE: This is what Sarah tweeted in response to the extensive online backlash about the video from the trans-gender community who accused Sarah of being  insensitive to their plight:

If I literally got a sex change I would indeed find the work force far less friendly. The video wasn’t transphobic it was transignorant – never crossed my mind. But to my *unintentional* credit- people are talking about it & so begins awareness. Please don’t punish this cause because of my video. I certainly don’t only fight for causes that concern or benefit me and I expect the same of the vital trans community.