Comedians who dabbled in serious acting and succeeded
They aren’t always just for laughs. When you think about comedians who dabbled at a career in serious acting (and succeeded), a few come to mind- Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Murray. Though it’s not always easy, every now and then an actor known for comedic characters ends up ge... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman Tells Conan O’Brien What It’s Like to Get High with Her Parents
Here’s a clip from Sarah Silverman’s appearance on last night’s Conan, where she tells O’Brien about her recent adventure sharing some edible marijuana at a bar mitzvah with her stepmom Janice, who had some pretty funny reactions once she started feeling the effects. Silverma... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman Opens Up About Depression, Comedy And Troublemaking
Throughout her life, comedian Sarah Silverman has experienced varying degrees of depression, which she likens to a "chemical change." She plays a profoundly depressed woman in the film I Smile Back. It's a subject with which the comedian is intimately familiar.Silverman tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that she first experienced depression as a young teen. "The depression I experienced [felt] like a chemical change," she says. "It was like my perspective of the world changed about three degrees, an... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman Opens Up About Her Struggles with Depression and Panic Attacks
To promote her dramatic turn in the upcoming film I Smile Back, the wonderful Sarah Silverman opened up to Glamour this week about her struggles with panic attacks and depression since she was a kid, how she’s learned to manage them, and her changing thoughts on the possibility of becoming a m... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman and Stephen Colbert Read Bad Kids Jokes on ‘The Late Show’
Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Show with guest Sarah Silverman, who joins Stephen Colbert to offer her expert comic delivery to a round of rejected kids jokes for the Bad Kids Jokes Tumblr. Watch another clip from the interview below, where Sarah explains how she accidentally gave ... [Read More]
Sarah Silverman Gets Serious in the First ‘I Smile Back’ Trailer
Get ready to see a new side of Sarah Silverman on the big screen in the debut trailer for the dramatic film I Smile Back. The movie premiered at Sundance to critical acclaim earlier this year and centers on Silverman as a “depressed, self-destructive New Jersey housewife and mother of two.&rdq... [Read More]
Maria Bamford’s Netflix show “Lady Dynamite” is lining up guest stars including Patton Oswalt and Sarah Silverman
We were already very excited to report on comedian Maria Bamford’s new show coming to Netflix awhile ago and now the good news continues. The show, Lady Dynamite, has announced some of it’s season 1 guest stars and they include some of the biggest names in comedy. Patton Oswalt, Sar... [Read More]
An oral history of the making of The Aristocrats movie, 10 years later
"The Aristocrats!" the punchline to an old myth of a joke that few people knew or had even heard of, became an instant classic film 10 years ago this month when Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette convinced dozens of their famous funny friends to tell their own distinctly dirty and unique versions of th... [Read More]
Tig Notaro Now Has a Twitter Account Run by Her Friends
Ahead of her HBO standup special debut next month, Tig Notaro has finally joined Twitter, but not in a way where she’ll have to go through all the trouble of tweeting. @TigNotaro is now in action, and the account will be run by a bunch of Notaro’s friends starting with Sarah Silverman: E... [Read More]