Sarah Silverman is at The Pearl in Las Vegas this Sat July 20th!


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(Wed July 17, 2013)

We all know who Sarah Silverman is, but here’s a quick recap and background on the tornado-of-comedy that is coming to the desert of Las Vegas this Friday night!

Silverman first gained notice as a writer and performer on the “we-are-stuck-in-1976” variety show Saturday Night Live. She often performs her act mocking bigotry and stereotypes of ethnic groups and religious denominations by having her comic character endorse them in an ironic fashion, IE – she’s a total New Yorker! ūüėČ

Silverman also had a super-popular show The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central, and her show was a huge, massive success. So successful, she scored the highest premiere ratings of any Comedy Central show in three plus years. Not one to shy away from controversy, in June 2007 Silverman was the selected host for the terrible MTV Movie Awards (who actually watches this Awards show?). During her opening act, she commented on the upcoming jail sentence of Paris Hilton, who was in the audience, saying: “In a couple of days, Paris Hilton is going to jail… As a matter of fact, I heard that to make her feel more comfortable in prison, the guards are going to paint the bars to look like penises. I think it is wrong, too. I just worry she is going to break her teeth on those things.” Hilton wasn’t too amused! Silverman discusses this moment in the video below…

If that weren’t enough, in September 2007 she appeared at the Video Music Awards. Following the performance of Miss Britney Spears, Silverman went out of her way to mock Spears on stage, saying: “Wow, she is amazing. I mean, she is 25 years old, and she has already accomplished everything she’s going to accomplish in her life.”

In January 2008 she pulled one of her biggest stunts ever, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to show Jimmy Kimmel, her boyfriend at the time, a special video. The video turned out to be a song called “I’m Fucking Matt Damon” in which she and Matt Damon sang a duet about having an affair behind Kimmel’s back. The video went viral (I have yet to meet a person who hasn’t seen it to be honest), and Kimmel responded with his own video a month later with Damon’s friend Ben Affleck, which enlisted a panoply of stars to record Kimmel’s song “I’m Fucking Ben Affleck”.

Silverman also takes on some serious film-role. She recently played a dramatic role alongside Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen in the film Take This Waltz, written and directed by Sarah Polley. The film was well received when it premiered in Toronto in 2011 and was picked up by Magnolia for U.S. distribution in summer 2012. Much was made of the fact that the movie features a full frontal nude scene from Silverman.
She mentioned that the director Polley wanted “real bodies and real women.”

She is brave, funny, bad-ass, and she’s funny as hell, and we’re stoked she’s coming to Las Vegas this Friday night, go check her out at The Pearl and then go up to The View. It will be a fun Friday Night.

Tickets & more information here and here!