Vulture had Sarah Silverman interview Whitney Cummings to help promote her upcoming special, I Love You (which premieres tomorrow night at 11pm on Comedy Central), and what resulted is a truly great and in-depth discussion of a wide range of subjects relating to comedy and being a comedian. Here's Cummings on how she became a comedian: Honestly, I was like, such a serious kid. I wasn’t one of those kids who stole Richard Pryor records. I wasn’t a comedy-nerd kid. I had no concept of stand-up. Actually, the only inkling of stand-up I had was I read one of Paul Reiser's books, when I was like 12. I [...]
Xbox has been developing a slate of original shows over the last year and a half, and according to Variety, among them are two comedies from Robot Chicken creator Seth Green as well as Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera. Green's show is a stop-motion series from his own Stoopid Buddy Stoodios similar to Robot Chicken, while a sketch show from Silverman and Cera's YouTube comedy channel JASH — which also includes Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Reggie Watts — has also been greenlit. The untitled shows join a slate of eight other original series set to debut on Microsoft's video game platforms and mobile devices starting this summer.
While fans of her 2005 special, Jesus Is Magic, will not be disappointed with the material in Sarah Silverman's highly anticipated new release, there is no denying that this pot and poop loving comic has grown up a bit. There's still plenty here to offend the wince-ready audiences with no patience for AIDS jokes and religious irreverence, but when placed next to her smash-hit special from eight years ago, with We Are Miracles Silverman has taken her format of childish prodding and wrapped it in a provocative message of therapy and social commentary.
“At the Largo? That's, like, barely 300 seats!” a tattooed Mexican laughs with his car-full of [...]
According to Brian Lowry at Variety, “being as dirty as the guys” is the worst thing that Sarah Silverman can do for her career. This Sarah Silverman? That Sarah Silverman?
But that’s the headline of Lowry’s problematic review of Silverman’s upcoming HBO special, We Are Miracles. The most blatant issue, obviously, is the proud sexism on display. In Lowry’s world, there are comics and then there are lady comics, and they ought to be playing by different rules. He’s not attacking the culture of dirty comedy overall, even graciously allowing that sometimes female comics can “work blue.” His argument is actually that Silverman’s material is off-putting [...]