Sarah Silverman will soon host her own politically-charged talk show. Only it won’t be what you expect.
That’s according to the Variety.com report on Silverman’s deal with streaming giant Hulu.
“I Love You, America” will be a 10-week, half hour show letting the comedienne riff on the “political and emotional landscape,” the news outlet says.
RELATED: Silverman: ‘USA’ Chant Is Arrogant, Ignorant
Some might roll their eyes at that description. It’s easy to predict yet another progressive show lambasting anyone with an “R” in front of his or her title. Silverman is one of the more outspoken liberals in the comedy world.
Besides, who can forget her dolling up as Hitler early in Donald Trump’s presidential run?
This won’t be your standard Silverman project, Variety reports.
Though an avowed liberal, Silverman with this show is looking to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others, and not taking herself too seriously. Keenly aware of the pitfalls of staying within one’s own political bubble, Silverman feels it’s crucial, now more than ever, to connect with un-like-minded people. She is teaming up with producers Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Funny or Die in creating a show setting out to expose the fact that we are all the same.
Could this be true? Is Silverman ready to stray from her political bubble and meet flyover country half way?
‘The Nightly Show’ RIP
That’s more or less what Larry Wilmore vowed when his “Nightly Show” debuted on Comedy Central two years ago. Wilmore promised a raging moderate shtick that would bring more voices to the conversation.
A. He proved as progressive as his peers. The low point? He sat by while a panelist compared Sen. Ted Cruz to the KKK.
B. He got canned due to lousy ratings.
Another skeptical sign for Silverman’s new show? The creative team behind it. “I Love You, America” will be a FunnyOrDie.com joint. That’s the reliably partisan – and frequently vitriolic – humor site which cranked out propaganda videos for the Obama administration.
The site rarely mocks liberals, saving 98 percent of its anger for conservatives.
But Wait … There’s More
That’s not the main reason to greet the Variety account with skepticism. For starters, there are no direct quotes in the story.
More importantly, just peruse Silverman’s own Twitter feed. You’ll see just how far she’ll have to go in order to give conservatives a fair shake.
Are these Tweets (Note: two are retweets) the kind you’d expect from a performer willing to embrace her political foes?
(Warning: Adult language)
U R racist arrogant garbage& history will remember u that way & I know u asked Jeff Ross if my tits were real (they are) now pack4 hell Mary https://t.co/TTDCtAswfx
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) March 24, 2017
You cunty fear monger. U r so f’ed up in the ol’ bean – my heart would break 4U if u weren’t threatening livelihoods & human rights n’shit https://t.co/D7VwhVKZRd
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) March 16, 2017
hey @GOP what in the living fuck are you people doing. look at yourselves. https://t.co/872Y2xk92H
— Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff) March 16, 2017
sanity and humanity fighting the good fight for people who cannot fight. @SpeakerRyan go suck an egg https://t.co/6tV5yHyT2u
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) March 12, 2017
I don’t think @VP likes telling a big treasonous lie. I mean, he’s 4sure doin it but I don’t think he’s getting high off it like the others
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) March 11, 2017
When do we start talking about climate change deniers as long term mass murderers?
— Cassandra (@ChrisWarcraft) March 9, 2017
This country is now run by money addicts w no checks or balances. Addicts who will lie, cheat, screw their grandma 2 support their habit.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) March 7, 2017
SHAME ON U DONALD TRUMP. Im sorry ur father was a racist cunt who didn’t love u. Go 2 therapy. Meanwhile THIS will be how ur remembered: https://t.co/QgYFveh4RL
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) March 7, 2017
Immigrants in Trump’s America are the Jews of Nazi Germany. Publishing their “crimes” for all to see & judge. Heinous. & very calculated https://t.co/uB2AnMkqde
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) March 2, 2017
Has Silverman really had a change of heart over the last few days? Or did Variety simply fall for a line of blather meant to lure in more viewers, albeit temporarily?
Photo credit: brainchildvn via Foter.com / CC BY
Does the leopard change its spots?
I don’t like Funny or Die, they deliver on neither promise.
This is not new territory, but I’m certain Silverman will bring nothing fresh to her version of it.
I’d rather re-read Iowahawk’s satire of WashPost reporter David Von Drehle’s “The Red Sea: Want to know why George Bush won? Set sail into the crimson heart of America” than watch Silverman’s series.
If every episode of Sarah Silverman’s show starts with a live, no stunt version of her famous scene from “Way of the Gun”, I would probably tune in for that.
I’ve yet to be able to watch that movie; I get through the opening scene and spend the next 45 minutes laughing hysterically.
Sarah Silverman is a dolt’s dolt.
I fully expected a mention of the surveyors mark mistaken for a swastika
something tells me even though she has nice tits, she has hygiene issues
EditorIal comment: GAHHHHH STOP LETTING THE LEFTISTS MONOPOLIZE THE WORD “PROGRESSIVE”. Please. That word should be used in scare quotes, if at all, when describing leftists. Thank you.
I use it in quotes because those who aspire to the label are basically the opposite.
I just call ’em Regressives.
This woman is being paid big bucks to “entertain” American on TV? Wow, are we as a society far gone, or what. She’s disgusting.
Who is going to watch the unfunny one?
Sorry Sarah, it’s a golden age of TV and you are repellent.
Sad. I know she also hates the Catholic Church. We should pray for her and for her conversion.
Good point Scott. I won’t throw any hate towards her but only well intended prayers.
Her bit was cute when she was hot, before she started to sag and those hips widened. Seriously, she had a spark back then and she was thin enough to have value. Now, she’s just a poor man’s Garofalo.
But at least she can make fun of people’s religion, so she has that going for her.
the show is going to be a hulu exclusive. do you subscribe to hulu ? anybody you know subscribe to hulu ? well, there ya go.
Bitterness is not funny. So many in Hollywood, including Silverman, can’t
seem to comprehend this fact. She’s managed to define herself as
bitter, hateful, reactionary and empty-headed. And she did all of those
things on her own, she can’t blame Trump for that.
“Has Silverman really had a change of heart over the last few days? Or
did Variety simply fall for a line of blather meant to lure in more
viewers, albeit temporarily?”
As was once said: To ask the question, is to have answered the question.
“I’ll take blather for $500, Bob.”
She actually draws a paycheck?
She should be homeless…
Silverman is just another skank hollywood hasbeen trying to stay relevant
Silverman is just like Amy Schumer: A loudmouth, crass, vulgar mouthpiece for liberal nonsense. And like Schumer, her days are numbered.
They also both hate themselves. They try to hide their self-loathing with “comedy.”
Shhhhhhyeah…. I don’t love her back.
Begone Silverman, you desperately unfunny gadfly.
You suck. Badly.
complete unadulterated nonsense …
She’s a vile human.
Her concept of different points of view may not be what non-idiots think it is. Her idea of being politically inclusive is giving voice to women for whom killing a baby still attached to it’s uterus by an umbilicus is murder.
History doesn’t forget.
Liberals have too much time on their hands!