Sarah Silverman is an Emmy award winning talent and her comedy is world renowned. She speaks for the masses and the minorities while keeping us in stitches for the entire ride.There are no topics off limits and nothing too sacred for this comedy genius. Allow her to entertain and maybe even shock you with her whit and wisdom.
Silverman is working on a new comedy special so why not check it out in person. She will be performing at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre next week on February 7, 2017. There might still be some tickets available if you click here.
Earle Dutton: Could you tell us a bit about the show you are bringing to Seattle?
Sarah Silverman: I’m working on my next special and figuring out what that is. Not as political as I am in my twitter feed. More social politics and silliness.
ED: What do you most enjoy about comedy or standup?
SS: The connection with people for shiz
ED: How do you stay creative?
SS: Constant stimulation. Conversations, reading, watching tv, sleeping a lot…
ED: What was your favorite part of Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe Awards speech?
SS: Pretty much all of it.
ED: How do you think the common person on the street can make a difference?
SS: Great question! Obviously voting and protesting, but also, remember that the oligarchy doesn’t see citizens as people they see us as consumers. So be conscious of where your money goes and where you spend it. The whole ND pipeline thing made me wake up to the fact that banks- who find these endeavors- are FOR PROFIT corporations. We put our money in banks and it becomes theirs to spend- often on big oil. I recently switched from my bank to a credit union, which is not for profit, is a cooperation- and the rates are usually way better. They aren’t trying to sell you. I can’t say shit about big oil if I’m using the services of a bank. And the more people who realize that and decide to divest, the less power they will have.
ED: How important is it for you to fight Milo Yiannopoulos’ book?
SS: Not at all important. I was more turned off by Simon & Shuster giving him a platform for money. But I would fight for his freedom to speak but I’m still allowed to be turned off by the content and motive behind what he says and turned off by a corporate entity giving him voice in exchange for moolah. But that’s just my opinion. It’s not fact.
ED: Have you heard anything promising from Simon & Schuster since you took this on?
SS: Haven’t looked. Really not the hill I wanna die on I’m more interested in other things.
ED: What do you most look forward to in 2017?
SS: The unknown and the possibilities. Oh, and Game of Thrones.
ED: Do you have a message for LGBTQ youth? It seems to be a very confusing and maybe even scary time for them.
SS: No one can play the part of you but you. And you’re doing it perfectly.
Sarah Silverman is performing at the Paramount Theatre on February 7, 2017. There might still be some tickets available if you click here.
Show description and more info on Sarah Silverman from STGPresents site:
STG Presents Sarah Silverman at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle on February 7, 2017.
Two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman is one of the most versatile talents in entertainment, with credits including that of actress, creator, writer, executive producer, comedian, and author. Silverman will next be seen in both The Book of Henry and Battle of the Sexes, both of which are set for release next year. She also continues to lend her voice to the Emmy-nominated Fox animated series Bob’s Burgers and has a recurring role on the Golden Globe- nominated Showtime series Masters of Sex. Additionally, she is a part of JASH, a comedy collective on YouTube featuring original content by Silverman and friends Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts.
Silverman was most recently seen as the star of I Smile Back, the film adaptation of the Amy Koppelman novel. The drama premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and was later released in theaters by Broad Green Pictures. Silverman received much praise for her role as “Laney Brooks,” culminating in a 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.” Her additional film credits include Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Ashby, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Take This Waltz, Gravy, Peep World, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, The School ofRock, There’s Something About Mary, The Way ofThe Gun. Silverman also lent her voice as “Vanellope” in the Oscar-nominated smash hit Wreck It Ralph. She will return to the role for the highly-anticipated sequel, which is currently in pre-production.
On stage, Silverman continues to cement her status as a force in standup comedy. In 2013, she debuted her hour- long, critically-acclaimed HBO standup special Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, which earned her the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special.” The special received an additional Primetime Emmy Awards nomination that year for “Outstanding Variety Special” in addition to a Writers Guild Awards nomination. In September 2014, Silverman released the special as an audio album through Sub Pop Records, which went on to receive a 2015 Grammy Awards nomination for “Best Comedy Album.” Previously, Silverman made an impressive splash with her concert-meets-comedy film Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic, which garnered major attention at the Toronto Film Festival.
In 2010, she released her first book, a memoir called The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee. The book went on to become a New York Times Bestseller.
Silverman was nominated for a 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series” for her portrayal of a fictionalized version of herself in her Comedy Central series The Sarah Silverman Program. This marked Comedy Central’s first ever Emmy nomination in a scripted acting category. Silverman also received a Writers Guild Award nomination for her work on the show. In 2008, Silverman won a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics” for her musical collaboration with Matt Damon. Additionally, she was honored with a Webby Award for “Best Actress” for her online video “The Great Schlep,” in which she persuaded young kids to encourage their grandparents in Florida to vote for President Obama prior to the 2008 Presidential Election.
Silverman has made memorable guest appearances on a number of acclaimed and notable television shows, including Monk, which earned her a 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards nomination for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.” Her additional television work includes The Good Wife, The Larry Sanders Show, Seinfeld, and Mr. Show with Bob and David. Silverman has also hosted a number of major awards shows, including the 2007 MTV Movie Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards. Silverman grew up in New Hampshire and attended one year of New York University. In 1993 she joined Saturday Night Live as a writer and feature performer and has not stopped working since.
She currently lives in Los Angeles.