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 [...]
Louis C.K. announced last night that an extended version of his latest standup special, Oh My God, is available on his website for $5. The special premiered on HBO in April, but this is the first time C.K. has released it himself. Audio and/or video of the special are available with an extra 12 minutes of standup that wasn't on the HBO version of Oh My God included.
Check out the mass email Louis C.K. personally sent to his fans announcing the special below:
Netflix recently announced that they're expanding into original comedy specials, and now, the streaming service is prepping to release its biggest standup special yet: Aziz Ansari's latest, Buried Alive, which debuts exclusively on Netflix November 1st, according to The NY Times.
Ansari's third special, Buried Alive is based on his tour of the same name and he calls it "a lot more mature" than previous specials, focusing on his friends starting families while he lives his life as a comedian avoiding commitment. The special covers similar topics to his recently announced book, albeit with different content/jokes. Ansari, whose previous two specials debuted on Comedy Central and direct-to-fans via his [...]
The Daily Show's Lewis Black is trying something new with his next standup special, entitled Lewis Black: Old Yeller. Deadline reports that on Saturday, August 24th at 9:30pm ET, Lewis Black will perform the special to a live audience, and it'll air simultaneously on pay-per-view cable, satellite, and telco platforms, making it the first standup special to debut this way. Outlets participating include Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Dish, Cablevision, Charter Communications, AT&T U-Verse and Verizon FiOS.
Black's previous two specials, 2010's Stark Raving Black and 2011's In God We Rust, were released via the cable channel Epix with Stark Raving Black getting a small theatrical [...]
Sarah Silverman is coming to HBO. The pay-cable network announced today that Silverman will be doing her first-ever stand-up special for them, produced by Funny or Die. Entitled Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, the hour-long special will film next month and air in the fall. This past year, Silverman has lent her voice to Bob's Burgers and Wreck-It Ralph, and she signed on for a supporting role in Seth MacFarlane's live-action western A Million Ways to Die in the West. She also recently launched the YouTube comedy channel JASH with fellow comedy people Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts. We Are Miracles will be Silverman's [...]