Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, November 10, 2005 7:40 pm

I (heart) Sarah Silverman

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 7:40 pm

Slate profile.

New Yorker profile.

“Jesus Is Magic” trailer (NSFW).

“I was raped by a doctor,” she says. “Which is so bittersweet for a Jewish girl.”

“Politically incorrect” doesn’t begin to get at what she does. “Comedy without a net” doesn’t begin to get at what she does.

Other bloggers have raised the question of whether she’s satirizing bigotry or just indulging in it. There’s no question to me; just watch the trailer. With comedy being “the last remaining branch of the arts whose suitability for women is still openly discussed,” in the New Yorker’s words, she is as groundbreaking a comic as Lenny Bruce or Richard Preyer. Not one comic in 100 would even attempt what she’s doing, and not one in 100 who attempted it would get it right. She gets it right. She gets it perfect.

Irrelevant bonus: quite the eye candy.

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