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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tears of a Clown: Sarah Silverman Takes a Serious Turn in I Smile Back

Tears of a Clown: Sarah Silverman Takes a Serious Turn in I Smile Back

Sarah Silverman is fearless in her comedy. But when it came time to accept her first major dramatic role — bipolar, substance-abusing housewife and mother Laney in I Smile Back — she readily admits to being terrified. If the seemingly invincible John…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Macklemore on <i>Sesame Street</i>, 2 Chainz on <i>Nancy Grace</i>, and Everyone Else on Sleater-Kinney

This Week: Macklemore on Sesame Street, 2 Chainz on Nancy Grace, and Everyone Else on Sleater-Kinney

"I have two beautiful little girls and I'm a great father. I just feel like, basically, everyone should take care of their own. It's about governing your own household and taking care of your own property. It's about having…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sarah Silverman Stars in Huge Crowdfunding Campaign for Equal Pay

Sarah Silverman Stars in Huge Crowdfunding Campaign for Equal Pay

For every dollar a man…
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Calendar, Night&Day Posehn Clown Posse

Posehn Clown Posse

Comedian Brian Posehn's nickname, "Metalfingers," was coined only just now and comes from the "metal fingers," or the sign of the horns, that he makes with his hands in press photos. He makes this gesture — a fist, with…
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Calendar, Night&Day Brian as "Brian"

Brian as "Brian"

Comedian Brian Posehn looks like that guy from your local comic shop or from the last metal show you went to (where you might have conceivably seen him) but you’d probably actually recognize him from his television appearances. He’s an…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pretty, Funny

Pretty, Funny

Natasha Leggero is a seasoned stand-up you may have caught on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno or in any number of character features on The Sarah Silverman Show and Reno 911. She is joined by stand-out stand-up talent Chelsea…
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Calendar, Night&Day Impassively Outrageous

Impassively Outrageous

Like her pals Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis, Tig Notaro drops smoldering comedy bombs through her laconic deadpan. But unlike Silverman’s inflammatory ingénue or Galifianakis’s ingenuous prick, there’s a world-weary knowingness to Notaro’s persona, with suspicious stares and loaded pauses…
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Calendar, Night&Day Notaro Public

Notaro Public

Taking the time to register a protest with Vanity Fair over its 2007 "Why Women Aren't Funny" article is about as worthwhile as ringing up some ol’ passel of haters and letting them know Gay is Okay. To what end?…
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Calendar, Night&Day How to Be

How to Be

A book with the title You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice implies certain things. Namely smart, funny, wry advice, perhaps an introduction by Amy Sedaris, a foreword by John Hodgman, and an index…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Giggles

The Giggles

Comedians who tell good marijuana jokes tap into their psychedelic unconscious, cobbling together dim memories of long stretches amidst burrito heels and Xbox controllers. Or they get baked, pre-show. Brian Posehn seems like he does both. God knows he knows…
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Calendar, Night&Day Business-Class Babies and Breathless Idols, Explained

Business-Class Babies and Breathless Idols, Explained

Fans of goofy observational diatribes and feigned aristocratic snobbery can rest easy this week, thanks to the stand-up comedy of Arj Barker and Natasha Leggero. Barker’s quickly escalating rants usually devolve into hysterical, absurdist punchlines — a story about finally…
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Calendar, Night&Day On the Lookout

On the Lookout

Comedian Beata Bakhtiari takes after Sarah Silverman: She's going there. "I don't really have a problem with child abuse, as long as it's not your child," she says, and somehow, somehow, it's funny. (Is anyone else's brain screaming, "It's funny…
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Music, All Shook Down The Dude Abides for Chocolate, Peace and Sarah Silverman - The Weekend Hitlist

The Dude Abides for Chocolate, Peace and Sarah Silverman - The Weekend Hitlist

This weekend promises to be full of festivities and fun. However, one festival trumps all others: Lebowski Fest. Hopefully you already purchased tickets to the concert and movie screening at the Mezzanine, if not, unfortunately it's already sold out. If…
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Calendar, Night&Day That Cracka's Crazy

That Cracka's Crazy

On his 2006 CD, Two Drink Mike, comedian Mike Birbiglia reclaims the C-word. No, not the C-word that will inspire your girlfriend to hurl a coffee mug at your temple. We're talking about — oh, let's just let him explain:…
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News, Sucka Free City Celebrity Sound Bites!

Celebrity Sound Bites!

Hey, Patton Oswalt, what does Sucka Free City mean to you? Catch Patton, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, and other yucksters this Saturday, April 1, at "An Evening of a Thousand Scowls." Go to for more info.…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Grind It Out With Pam

Grind It Out With Pam

Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson: Uncensored! (Paramount) This sucker's vulgar -- duh -- but not shocking in the least bit; Sarah Silverman swears, and Courtney Love drinks and smokes . . . who knew? That said, this roast ranks…
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Calendar, Night&Day This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 Yes, Kate Eric has two first names, but that's because Kate Eric is not a she but a they, as in Kate Tedman and Eric Siemens. The San Francisco based duo decided to become one for…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman ( Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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Film, <i>Jesus </i>Saves

Jesus Saves

Hands down (and hands down her pants, from the sound of it), the funniest bit from the summer's raunch smorgasbord The Aristocrats was hearing Sarah Silverman tell the infamously profane family-act joke at the center of Paul Provenza's documentary. Where…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, August 6, 2003 Producing a comic for daily newspapers can be tough for rebellious types. In the sanitized, G-rated world of syndicated strips, even joking about sensitive issues can get your ass canned -- or at the very least…
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