Video: Sarah in Book of Henry trailer

The Book of Henry, opening in movie theaters June 16, just released its first trailer. Sarah has just a few seconds in it, but you may want to watch the whole thing to get the flavor of the movie, which appears to be a thriller focused on a precocious gifted child who discovers and tries to prevent danger to a classmate.

The movie is directed by Colin Tervorrow, who is currently filming the Jurassic World sequel, and will next direct Star Wars: Episode IX.

Below are a couple screencaps from the trailer.

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Sarah talk show coming to Hulu

The Hollywood Reporter and Variety have both reported that Hulu has ordered ten episodes of a half-hour political talk show called “I Love You, America,” to be hosted by Sarah.

The series will come from Funny Or Die, and will be executive produced by Sarah, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Amy Zvi. 

Press-release wording declares that “the show will follow Silverman as she looks to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others and not taking herself too seriously. She feels that now more than ever it’s crucial to connect with un-like-minded people.”

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Pics: Sarah after dinner 3/24/17

Paparazzi caught Sarah after being out to dinner at Craig’s in West Hollywood on Friday.

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Sarah on Crashing Episode 6

Sarah had a guest role (as herself) on tonight’s episode (S1:Ep6) of the Pete Holmes TV series, Crashing (Sundays, 10:30, HBO). Here’s how AV Club  recapped the episode (spoilers included, of course, so if you haven’t seen the episode yet, delay reading this).

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Crashing is really firing on all cylinders lately. The first couple episodes were enjoyable enough, but starting with “Yard Sale,” Pete has had an excellent arc of growth. He has been kicked out of the nest by his mother figures—Jess by ending their marriage and his actual mother by telling him to get more real with his comedy.

Basically homeless now, Pete is apparently the luckiest comedian in the whole world, as he calls up Artie Lange and gets invited on Artie’s podcast, where he meets Sarah Silverman and ends up getting an invite to crash on her couch.

Silverman then becomes his new mom figure, though apparently that’s kind of how she rolls. Holmes told me in an interview prior to the Crashing premiere that Silverman is definitely not exaggerated for comedic effect. She is apparently very nurturing, always concerned about your “plan” and things like health insurance—which is so cute and kind of how I always imagined Sarah Silverman might actually be.

But she takes in Pete, adding him to her stable of other down-on-their-luck comedians, and manages to find him the best career move he could possibly find at this point in his life: Warm-up comedian.

I don’t know how much experience you have with warm-up comedians, dear readers, but I have encountered several different ones and this is the 100 percent perfect job for Pete right now.

Being a warm-up comedian is a tough job. It may seem easy—birthdays! dance-offs!—and sure, just about anybody who can get up in front of a crowd can do it. But it takes a special kind of person to do it well. There’s nothing worse and more condescending than a warm-up comedian who obviously hates his job and treats the audience members accordingly. It’s like, we’re just trying to enjoy a show here. We don’t need your disdain, warm-up comedian.

Also, a good one finds ways to connect with the audience past the cliched things like “who has a birthday today?”

Pete is so sincere, just in general. He’s such a sweet guy, the kind of guy who can do warm-ups for Rachael Ray and genuinely want the audience to be having a great time at the taping. His brand of clean, observational humor is perfect for this situation, as evidenced by when he grabs the mic after “scary uncle guy” bails and immediately puts everyone at ease.

Now, that doesn’t make his mom any less right—Pete could dig a little deeper into his emotions and real-life experiences to make his stand-up routine richer and more personal. But that’s not a process that happens over night and in the meantime, he needs to earn money somehow and stop being a homeless couch-crasher.

Warm-up comedian suits him to a tee and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel all warm and fuzzy for him when he, Silverman and the two other houseguests were celebrating his win.

Stray observations

  • “If you love dry-humping, you’ll be happy to know that it’s very big in the Christian community. Well into your late 20s.” Oh, dry-humping. Tee hee.
  • “I’m not gonna fuck you! I’m excited you have that much moxie, maybe you can get your shit together after all. Jesus Christ.”
    Silverman is the best. It’s also hilarious that Pete immediately thought she wanted to have sex with him, because it’s not an assumption in that dude-bro, “every girl wants to get with me” kind of way.
  • “Death creeps in through the gums.”
    I shall now pretend Sarah Silverman and Sam Seaborn have a secret tooth care appreciation club. “Your teeth are the best friends you got. You take care of them, they’ll take care of you.”
  • Pete smoking pot for the first time was pretty great. “What do I do?”
  • I hope the warm-up comedian gig isn’t a one-off success for Pete. I certainly don’t expect it to be is job for the rest of the season and into the next, but it’d be nice to see him do it for a while as a means to support himself and concentrate on his stand-up. It would seem a little too sitcom-y if he immediately loses his job and is back to square one.
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video: Sarah on conscientious banking

It’s been a while since Sarah put out a public service video, but she released this this week.

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Sarah Tweets new view of family plans

We don’t usually republish Sarah’s Tweets, since we figure real fans are following her Twitter (she does have 10.1 million Twitter followers). But her series of Tweets this week eschewing motherhood for herself is different than what she’d said in the past about possibility of motherhood in some distant future. So as the site of “all things Sarah,” we decided to immortalize this here.  This is how US magazine summarized it.

Sarah Silverman has decided to live her “fullest life” as a comic on the road. The comedian, 46, opened up about her choice to prioritize other things over motherhood in a series of tweets on Monday, February 27.

“As a comic always working & on the road I have had to decide between motherhood & living my fullest life & I chose the latter. Men don’t have to do that. I’d so love to be a fun dad, coming home from the road & being my best fun dad self,” Silverman wrote to her more than 10 million followers.

“So this is just a lil f–k all y’all bc u can’t be a woman w/out sacrifice & that’s the fact jack,” she continued. “And I [love] my comedian brothers that acknowledge this truth. They’re my family & for a lot of us women comic sisters, our only family.”

Back in 2013, Jonah Hill joked about Silverman’s age and then-single status during Comedy Central’s The Roast of James Franco. The Masters of Sex actress admitted that the comments caught her off-guard.

“It hurt, but I’ll defend it. I’ll defend it to my death. But it’s OK. We’re made of feelings. It was really a gift to be forced to process that, and to have realizations about that,” she told HuffPost Live in November 2013. “I don’t want to be trite, but it really is different for women. Even in the brightest of pop culture, as soon as you’re at an age when you have opinions and you’re outspoken and you know who you are, you’re very much encouraged to crawl under a rock, and be embarrassed by any wrinkle. Or by still being alive.”

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Pics: Sarah attends Vanity Fair Oscar party

The night of the 2/26/17 Academy Awards, Sarah could be found at the Vanity Fair party.

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With comic Stephanie Simbari

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The magazine itself published this tidbit about her interaction with Emma Stone:

Emma Stone, the night’s Best Actress winner, made her way into the party as flashbulbs erupted after her. Sarah Silverman was the first to greet the newly-minted winner inside the party, giving her a huge hug. Stone, looking at her Oscar in amazement, said, “I mean, what the hell?!” When Silverman responded by paying her compliments, Stone waved her off, saying, “You are saying so many nice things to me.”

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