New York Comedy Festival Officially Kicks Off Today!
If you are currently in the Big Apple and are looking for some classic NYC entertainment, you will find pleasure in knowing that the New York Comedy Festival kicks off tomorrow and runs through Nov. 13 in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman and friends raise money for NAACP at “glorious” anti-Rick Perry show
Sarah Silverman has never shied away from employing racial slurs in her comedy, but she’s always maintained that—like any good comedian—she’s making a larger point about racism when she uses racist language, rather than exploiting offensive terms mer... [Read More]
 
Sarah Silverman explains motives for her “Live from N*****head” show in Austin on Nov. 1
In case you missed it Friday night, and of course you did, because why would you be at home on a Friday night watching MSNBC, then you missed Sarah Silverman telling Rachel Maddow all about her planned "Live from N*****head (Stripping the Paint off o... [Read More]
 
Image of Sarah Silverman plans 'N*****head' show in Rick Perry's home state
Sarah Silverman plans 'N*****head' show in Rick Perry's home state
Sarah Silverman is set to thump Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry with a provocatively titled live comedy show in his home state. Silverman is marshaling fellow comics for a fund-raiser in Texas titled, “Live From N*****head: Stripping The Paint Off Of Good Ol’ Fashioned Racism.” The title refers to the controversy over Perry’s West Texas hunting campground where the candidate has entertained friends and supporters. The campground’s former name, “Niggerhead,” was painted on a rock at ... [Read More]
 
Image of Toronto 2011: Sarah Silverman Talks Full Frontal Nudity in 'Take This Waltz' | THR
Toronto 2011: Sarah Silverman Talks Full Frontal Nudity in 'Take This Waltz' | THR
"So I actually gained 20 pounds for the role. I wanted to be lumpier. I said, wouldn’t it be interesting to have a posture of a lady caveman. I’m really happy with that,” said Sarah Silverman. [Read More]
 
Image of Behind-the-scenes trailer for season three of HBO’s "Bored to Death"
Behind-the-scenes trailer for season three of HBO’s "Bored to Death"
Friends of The Comic's Comic Zach Galifianakis, Jonathan Ames and the gang have filmed season three of Ames' HBO comedy, Bored to Death, and here's a fresh new behind-the-scenes trailer, complete with a funny guest turn by Sarah Silverman. [Read More]
 
Image of Sarah Silverman Comedy Project Lands at NBC | Hollywood Reporter
Sarah Silverman Comedy Project Lands at NBC | Hollywood Reporter
After an intense bidding war and interest from multiple networks, Sarah Silverman’s comedy project has landed at NBC. From Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television, NBC has committed to produce a pilot for the single-camera comedy project, which will star Silverman as a woman readjusting to single life following a decadelong live-in relationship. Loosely based on Silverman’s life, the comedian will co-write the project with Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder, who co-wrote her Comedy Central seri... [Read More]
 
Image of Sarah Silverman's Comedy Project Sparks Major Bidding War, Ron Howard On Board
Sarah Silverman's Comedy Project Sparks Major Bidding War, Ron Howard On Board
ABC, NBC and Fox are in pursuit of Imagine TV/20th Century Fox TV's untitled Sarah Silverman comedy co-written by and starring the irreverent comedian, with at least 2 networks, ABC and NBC, offering major commitments. (CBS has not heard the pitch yet). What's more, the single-camera comedy loosely based on Silverman's life has become a pet project of Imagine principal Ron Howard. [Read More]
 
Initial slate of headliners unveiled for 2011 New York Comedy Festival
A lot of big names in comedy familiar to past editions of the New York Comedy Festival will be returning to headline the 2011 edition this coming November. Louis C.K., Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Russell Pet... [Read More]
 
Image of The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget
The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget
As anyone in show business can attest to, the entertainment industry can be horribly cutthroat and demoralizing. Everyone has to pay their dues, do their time, and otherwise work their way from relatively uninspiring, embarrassing, or generically shi... [Read More]