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Comedian Sarah Silverman shows her dramatic side in I Smile Back, a dark suburban drama about addiction and mental illness. Silverman’s character, Laney, is living a seemingly perfect life as a housewife and mother of two. But beneath the surface, she’s addicted to drugs, booze, and sex: an early scene shows her sleeping with her husband’s friend, doing coke, and then going to pick her kids up from school. After a binge leads to a collapse, she reluctantly goes to rehab. Read More
  For anyone who struggles or has struggled with depression, comedian Sarah Silverman’s recent essay for Glamour is an all too familiar account of getting through life with the illness. Silverman gave us a peek into her experience with depression, from her first experiences to how she handles it now.  The essay was written in anticipation of her upcoming film, I Smile Back, in which she plays the role of depressed housewife Laney Brooks, who “has it all” but self-medicates with pills and booze. Read More
This post includes spoilers for the film "Ashby." It ends with a touchdown and a kiss – as most teen coming-of-age movies do. But Ashby, written and directed by Tony McNamara, has A LOT more going on—so much that the whole film is a bit convoluted with different plotlines and themes. The film’s title character, Ashby (Mickey Rourke), opens up the movie by blacking out while driving his car. Soon, he learns that he has a brain tumor and three months to live. Read More
  Wage inequality is one of the major battles women of all backgrounds are currently fighting around the world, and Sarah Silverman is joining the fray with her new video for #Ask4More. #Ask4More is part of Levo League, with the goal of educating women and men about the history of pay inequality and how it affects women in their day-to-day lives. The organization also encourages women to negotiate their pay rates, gives them with tips and techniques, while also providing job listings from major companies across the United States. Read More
  Of course Sarah Silverman is the adorable and bold front woman for the new campaign called The Equal Payback Project, aiming to close the wage gap! And, of course being provocative and bold and shocking to those fighting to raise the gap is a way that the issue will gain plenty of attention. Read More
My favorite thing about lazy Sundays is watching Saturday Night Live with breakfast. Is this really lame of me? Maybe, but I like to laugh alone with cereal. This weekend featured yet another gem of a lady-led sketch featuring host Sarah Silverman, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon as the big-haired, shoulder-padded stars of Supportive Women, the soap that no one watched, because, who wants to watch women on television unless they are conspiring to steal their best friend's husband? Oh, you do? Here. Read More
If you missed it last night, you missed out big time. Okay, well, I think ... I missed it, too! Luckily for us, MAKERS: Women in Comedy has a special online airing tonight at 8PM EST hosted by Kathy Griffin on makers.com. This is the first episode in the fall documentary series that focuses on different fields and institutions where women have been building and innovating and making things happen. Read More
I have to admit, it's a little difficult to write a review about someone I have admired and followed since I first got into stand-up comedy. I still remember the first time I saw comedian Sarah Silverman perform live back home at a show in Manchester, New Hampshire, and I knew all her jokes and delivery by heart so well I could say them along with her. I recently watched Silverman’s HBO special We are Miracles (released November 2013) before getting to listen to the album version, which just came out September 23 in the US on Sub Pop. Read More
To be completely honest, Joan Rivers was never my favorite comedienne. Her hard-hitting jokes, told mostly at the expense of famous others (when they weren’t at her own expense) were too sharp-tongued for my taste. I thought of Rivers as overly venomous, sometimes tactless, and largely inappropriate. It wasn’t until I heard of her passing that I realized my latent admiration. In fact, it was the very dislike of her comedy that caused me to like her most; she didn’t care if you liked what she was saying, she was going to say it anyway. Read More