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Jon Hamm, Key & Peele, Sarah Silverman, and More in Talks to Join Zach Galifianakis in Linklater's 'Incredible Mr. Limpet' Remake

Almost six months after Richard Linklater officially signed on to direct the Incredible Mr. Limpet remake, The Wrap reports that a bunch of comedy stars are currently in talks to join the cast alongside Zach Galifianakis, who is expected to play the titular role. Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele are all reportedly being considered for roles, with Hamm as the human villain, McBride and Silverman in live-action roles, and Hart, Key, and Peele voicing animated sea creatures. The Wrap notes that production on the Limpet remake could begin as early as the fall, though live-action scenes will [...]

Xbox Orders Variety Show Pilot from JASH Featuring Sarah Silverman and Rotating Hosts

Xbox announced today that they've given a pilot commitment to an untitled half hour variety series from JASH's Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim and Eric, and Reggie Watts not long after announcing their partnership with the comedy collective earlier this month. The show will feature a different comedian host each week, with JASH's own Sarah Silverman hosting the pilot episode. From Xbox's release:

In this unique comedy format developed by Xbox Entertainment Studios with JASH (a comedy collective founded by Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim and Eric and Reggie Watts), the biggest names in comedy will showcase the people that make them laugh. Each week, a different comedian [...]

11 Uniquely Brilliant Standup Specials of 2013

As with most years, 2013 saw an overwhelming amount of excellent standup, far too much to ever catalogue. But the greatest specials of the year were unique and inventive; many played with the very idea of a special itself, while others featured profoundly personal stories spun into brilliant standup. What they share is their distinctness — each of these comics has made a special that captures their own undeniable form of genius. Here are the most distinctive, memorable standup specials of 2013.

Talking to Sarah Silverman About Her New Special, Her Favorite Standups, and the James Franco Roast

Sarah Silverman has been doing standup for over 20 years, but she's never released a televised standup special until now. She's done dozens of late night spots and a theatrically-released concert film (Jesus Is Magic), but Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, which premieres tomorrow on HBO, is her first ever hour special.

In addition to filming We Are Miracles, Silverman has recently been keeping busy with a whole slew of different projects. She's playing a supporting role in Seth MacFarlane's next live action movie, starring in an HBO pilot called People of New Jersey for producer Lorne Michaels,  and releasing videos via JASH, the YouTube channel she's [...]

Sarah Silverman Returned Some of Jimmy Kimmel's Stuff to Him on His Show

It's always awkward running into an ex. I imagine running into an ex when they're a guest on your talk show is a whole different level of awkwardness. Last night, Sarah Silverman came by Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote her new HBO special and brought along a box full of things that he left at her place after they broke up. All things considered, I think they handled the whole thing pretty well.

Sarah Silverman and Whitney Cummings Had a Wonderful, In-Depth Conversation About Comedy

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 [...]

Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, and Seth Green Land Shows on Xbox

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.

Sarah Silverman's 'We Are Miracles': A Proudly Filthy Comic at the Top of Her Game

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 [...]

Shut Up, 'Variety': The Cluelessness of Claiming that Sarah Silverman Shouldn't Be "As Dirty As the Boys"

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 [...]

Watch a Promo for Sarah Silverman's New HBO Special

Here's a sneak peek at Sarah Silverman's new HBO standup special, We Are Miracles, which is set for a November 23rd premiere and is filmed in a small room with a small crowd unlike most TV standup specials. This is Silverman's first-ever TV standup special and first standup she's put out since her 2005 concert film Jesus Is Magic.

Sarah Silverman and Letterman Talk About Her Textbook-Level Offensiveness

On last night's Late Show, Letterman asked guest Sarah Silverman about a strange recent discovery she made on Twitter that she's used in certain school textbooks to describe, in Letterman's words, "the wrong kind of 'offensive.'" Click through for more clips from the interview.

HBO Passes on Sarah Silverman/Lorne Michaels Comedy

Back in October, it was announced that HBO had added what seemed like a surefire pilot with People In New Jersey, a half-hour series starring Sarah Silverman and Topher Grace, directed by Bridesmaids' Paul Feig, produced by Lorne Michaels, and created/written by Girls/Six Feet Under writer Eric Kaplan. Though the specifics of the network's decision is unclear, Deadline reports that HBO has "decided not to go forward" with the pilot, though they are redeveloping another Michaels-produced comedy created by and starring Fallon writers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin. Sadly, it looks like we'll have to wait a little longer until Silverman finds her next regular starring [...]

This Week in Comedy: Comedy Central Buys 'Chris Gethard Show', Monty Python Reunites, and 'Variety' Is Gross

-Comedy Central ordered a pilot of The Chris Gethard Show, and we talked to him about this exciting news.

-Monty Python announced they're reuniting for a stage show.

-We responded to Variety's godawful, despicable review of Sarah Silverman's new standup special.

-Joel Hodgson is resurrecting MTS3K's Turkey Day this year with new interstitials and a curated marathon.

-We interviewed Chris Lilley about his new show Ja'mie: Private School Girl, Jason Woliner and Andrew Weinberg about Eagleheart, Jody Hill about Eastbound & Down, Kyle Kinane about his standup career, The Lucas Brothers about their new Fox ADHD show, and Sarah Silverman about her HBO standup special, which premieres [...]

Watch Sarah Silverman's New Music Video "Diva"

Sarah Silverman has a new standup special, We Are Miracles, premiering this Saturday on HBO, and she premiered a video for the song that closes the special, "Diva," on JASH today. It comes with helpful karaoke lyrics on screen, but I wouldn't commit to singing along in public until you see you where it goes.