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Sarah to be in Clown sequel

Posted by Gator on December 13th, 2014

This was reported on deadline.com 12/12/14:

Nearly six years after Punching The Clown won Best Narrative Feature at the Slamdance Film Festival, a sequel is in the works. Henry Phillips returns to star in Still Punching The Clown, which he again co-wrote with director Gregori Viens.  David Permut, Matt Ratner and Rick Rosenthal are producing the pic, which also stars J.K. JK Simmons Sarah Silverman, Mike Judge, Jim Jefferies, Derek Waters, Ellen Ratner, Ginger Gonzaga and stand-up comedians Tig Notaro, Nikki Glaser and Doug Stanhope.

PunchingTheClown1PIn 2012 it was reported that Sarah was developing a TV series for Showtime based on Punching the Clown, but that never went forward.  Our chances of seeing a feature sequel looks more promising: On November 25, Phillips himself tweeted, “Punching the Clown 2 is now in the can. Look out for it next year!”

IMDB summarizes the plot of the 2009 original this way: This uproarious and smart new comedy tells the story of Henry Phillips, a hapless modern day troubadour who grinds his way through the heartland, living out of his car and singing his twisted satirical songs to anyone who will listen. After a booking mishap involving a Christian fundraiser, he decides he’s hit rock bottom. Seeking to shake things up, he moves to L.A. where his luck changes overnight. Thanks less to his inept manager than to a wild case of mistaken identity, he falls backwards into a string of packed gigs, a record deal and even the promise of love. But he who lives by the whimsy of show business dies by it, and reality hits him like a fist in the face: an innocent miscommunication over a bagel brands him a neo-Nazi in the world of tabloid journalism. Luckily, somewhere between rock bottom and nowhere lies the perfect terrain for his dark and hilarious songs.

Sarah honors Rivers at Power Women fete 12/10/14

Posted by Gator on December 11th, 2014

Sarah was one of many celebrities at yesterday’s 2014 Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Breakfast.  But while most were there to watch, Sarah was a featured speaker, introducing a video tribute to the late Joan Rivers. A transcript of her speech is here, or you can watch it yourself below.

Melissa Rivers, Joan’s daughter, also spoke.  Shonda Rhimes received the Sherry Lansing Award, which recognizes industry pioneers and leaders. Scholarship were given to 18 inner-city girls who participate in THR‘s Mentorship Program, which pairs girls with leading figures from the entertainment industry.

About the event, Sarah tweeted, “Had to get up at the crack o my ass but twas worth it. @shondarhimes’ speech made me a better man.”

Perez Hilton posted admiration for Sarah’s morning glamour: “There was Sarah, who would’ve been the most demure in her simple black dress if not for her pneumatic cleavage!”

The Women in Entertainment breakfast coincides annually with the publication of THR‘s “Women in Entertainment: Power 100” list. The breakfast was held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

You can see the complete “Power 100” list here. (No, Sarah is not on the list.)

Pics: Sarah at Power 100 Breakfast

Pics: Sarah at 2014 woman power breakfast

Posted by Gator on December 11th, 2014

Sarah on the red carpet of the 2014 Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Breakfast, December 10, 2014. (Related post is here.)




Pic: Sarah questions dribbling at her age

Posted by Gator on December 11th, 2014

Here’s what Sarah posted December 10 about her continuing penchant for pickup basketball.

Sarah nominated for Grammy

Posted by Gator on December 5th, 2014

WeAreMiraclesAlbumPThe music industry’s Grammy Awards announced nominations today, and Sarah’s “We Are Miracles” recording was nominated in the Best Comedy Album category. Also nominated in that category were Weird Al Yankovic, Jim Gaffigan, Louis C.K., and Patton Oswalt.

In 2011, Sarah’s audio recording of her memoir, The Bedwetter, was nominated for a Grammy in the Spoken Word category.

The Grammy Awards will be televised Sunday, February 8, on CBS.



Pics: With Sheen at GQ party 12/4/14

Posted by Gator on December 5th, 2014

Sarah and Michael were among the many celebrities who attended the GQ Men of the Year 2014 party on December 4.




UPDATE: Here’s a tidbit N.Y. Post Page Six reported on December 7 about Sarah on the red carpet of the GQ party.

Sarah Silverman got revenge on a woman who cut in front of her on the red carpet at the GQ Men of the Year awards at the Chateau Marmont in LA Thursday. “When the woman wasn’t looking, Sarah mimed lifting up her dress behind her,” said a spy. Spotted giggling were “Masters of Sex” star Michael Sheen and “The Office” co-creator Stephen Merchant. 

Video: Sarah on “My Drunk Kitchen”

Posted by Gator on December 4th, 2014

Hannah Hart is the host, since 2011, of this cooking series, that features food, alcohol, and other fun. 

As Hart wrote on the back cover of her cookbook/memoir based on the show, “it will make you laugh and drink . . . I mean think . . . about life.”

Since Sarah does not drink, in this episode both are under the influence of well bred marijuana.