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Sarah Silverman Joins the Lonely Island's First Movie, Which Started Filming This Week

The Lonely Island boys are filming their first movie, a musical comedy (duh), in LA starting this week, and they're being joined by one Sarah Silverman. The movie, which is as-yet untitled, is being co-directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone and produced by Judd Apatow. Here's the synopsis: The project takes aim at the fluffy music documentaries of recent years such as Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never and Katy Perry’s Part of Me. It centers on a rapper (Samberg) whose latest album bombs and he must do the unthinkable: a reunion concert with his former boy band.

Silverman will play Samberg's "sharp and sarcastic" publicist.

Watch 'The Sarah Silverman Program's Tribute to Harris Wittels

Not long after posting a compilation of Harris Wittels Vines, Sarah Silverman Program co-creator Rob Schrab uploaded a new video yesterday looking back on Wittels' work and appearances on the show during his time as a writer. Be warned that this video contains a very NSFW snow sculpture as well as a cover of "First Day of My Life" by Silverman that will break your heart and make your eyes a little misty.

Weird Al, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., and Jim Gaffigan Get Grammy Noms

The Grammys announced their 2015 nominees today, and in addition to the late Joan Rivers scoring a nomination for Best Spoken World Album for Diary of a Mad Diva, the Best Comedy Album category is full of impressive competition. The five nominees this year: Weird Al's Mandatory Fun, Jim Gaffigan's Obsessed, Louis C.K.,'s Oh My God, Patton Oswalt's Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, and Sarah Silverman's We Are Miracles. Hopefully Patton Oswalt follows through on his promise for another epic battle against Weird Al when the Grammys air in February.

'McSweeney's' Highlights Sarah Silverman's Latest Album 'We Are Miracles'

"But unlike [Jack] Benny, Sarah is too often mistakenly taken at face value. Maybe because she goes to such frank and provocative places or maybe because she's an attractive woman, Sarah doesn't nearly get the credit she deserves and more than occasionally finds herself a lightning rod for misguided and undeserved controversy. Ironic to be sure, because like all great satirists, at her core, Sarah is an idealist."

As part of his McSweeney's column on his collection of signed comedy LPs, IFC's former VP of development Dan Pasternack profiles Sarah Silverman and his personal connection with her most recent album We Are Miracles.

'SNL' Review: Sarah Silverman's Racy Return

SNL shifts into a different gear when a comedian hosts the show. In the early days, comic-hosts like George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Steve Martin were every bit as much a part of the show's countercultural brand as the cast members were. 40 years later, SNL has become part of the mainstream, with a product so formulaic that today's most innovative comics define themselves by how different they are from the comedy institution and the network TV legacy it represents. Popular comedians often struggle to bridge the gap between their delivery and the SNL machine, where the multicam format and demand for immediate laughs often leave little room for nuance. Sometimes the two are incompatible, like when [...]

Tim Heidecker Is Very Unhappy with JASH's New Changes

Comedy collective JASH recently decided to make some very minimal changes to their company logo, but as you can see in their latest video, Tim Heidecker is having none of it. Hopefully Sarah Silverman, Eric Wareheim, Reggie Watts, and Michael Cera aka "The Four Horsemen" can find some way to mend the rift here, but unless it involves returning to the single-circle JASH design, it looks like the creative differences might be too much for Heidecker to come back.

Watch a Lengthy and Candid Conversation with Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman

Comedians Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman both have projects at the Sundance Film Festival this year — Notaro is the subject of a new documentary called Tig and Silverman stars in a drama called I Smile Back — and The New York Times sat down with both of them for a lengthy discussion on their careers, taking on dramatic roles, and Notaro's recent shirtless standup performance in New York: "Make no mistake: This is a stunt. I want people to talk about my comedy, about cancer, about body issues. If I had a scar on my face, nobody would make me put a bag over my head — hopefully." [...]

Sarah Silverman Teaches Kids Some Comedy Basics

Sarah Silverman was recently a guest on the Kevin Nealon-hosted web series Laugh Lessons, where she sits down with impressionable children to answer some of comedy's most important questions: How should a comedian shake hands with people? Is poop or pee funnier? What are some solid comedian names? What is courtesy laughter? Thanks to her years of experience, Silverman leaves no question unanswered. (via The Huffington Post)

Paul F. Tompkins and Sarah Silverman Talk 'Mr. Show,' 'M*A*S*H,' and More

Paul F. Tompkins sat down with Sarah Silverman for the newest episode of his web series Speakeasy, and the interview is full of great stories about when Silverman won an Emmy, why kids turn her into a "desperate creature," how she and Tompkins first met before Mr. Show, and how Bob Odenkirk ruined M*A*S*H for her. This episode also serves as a shocking reminder that Mr. Show's 20-year anniversary is only a year away.

Sarah Silverman Looks Back on Her 'SNL' Days on 'Late Night'

Ahead of her SNL hosting stint this weekend, Sarah Silverman visited Seth Meyers at the Late Night desk last night, where she looked back on her days as a rarely used SNL writer and featured player in the '90s, the time she cried under her Planet of the Apes makeup, and the time she stabbed writer Al Franken in the head. Watch more from the interview below:

Sarah Silverman on the Gender Wage Gap: "We Don't Get What We Want, We Get What We Think We Deserve"

The wonderful Sarah Silverman recently teamed up with Levo for their #Ask4More campaign to reflect on her experience with wage inequality as a female comedian throughout the years. In the video, Silverman candidly looks back on one time she was paid $10 for the same standup gig that paid Todd Barry $60, and she even calls out the comedy club and owner who thought it was fine and not totally messed up to pay her less for the same work. "It was symbolic," Silverman says. "I didn't need $60, but you know, it's pretty shitty."

HBO Orders a Comedy Pilot Starring Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman might be HBO's next big comedy star. THR reports that the pay network has ordered an untitled pilot starring Silverman described as "a comedic look at a pathologically honest woman having a modern midlife crisis." Silverman will co-write the script and serve as a co-executive producer alongside Secret Diary of a Call Girl creator Lucy Prebble. Silverman previously developed a Lorne Michaels-produced pilot for HBO last year called People in New Jersey, which was ultimately not picked up by the network. Silverman hasn't starred in her own comedy series since The Sarah Silverman Program ended its run in 2010, so hopefully this pilot has better [...]

JASH's Sarah Silverman-Hosted Variety Show Is Now on Vimeo

Back in April, Xbox decided to get into the comedy game by ordering a variety show pilot from web video collective JASH hosted by Sarah Silverman. Over the summer, however, Microsoft shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios, leaving the JASH pilot and several other series with nowhere to go. Thankfully, Vimeo has come to the rescue and debuted the first episode of the series — titled JASH Presents Rubberhead — via their on-demand streaming service yesterday. Silverman will host each episode, and performers set to show up include Key and Peele, Tim and Eric, Nathan Fielder, John C. Reilly, Seth Rogen, Todd Glass, Natasha Leggero, and more. The [...]

Sarah Silverman Protests the $500,000 Vagina Tax by Becoming a Man

In an effort to put an end to the gender wage gap, Sarah Silverman recently teamed up with a great cause called the Equal Payback Project in the above video promo for their new crowdfunding push. Considering the project probably won't rake in its full $29,811,746,430,000 goal, Silverman makes a much smarter career move with a little help from an artificial penis and friendly surgeon played by Michaela Watkins.