Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Sarah Silverman on NPR

Sarah Silverman: 'Jesus Is Magic'

Comedian Sarah Silverman is known for delivering closely observed social commentary in a disarmingly politically incorrect style. Her new movie, Jesus Is Magic, is based on an act she polished in New York and Los Angeles.

The film, a series of vignettes, bits of standup routines and bittersweet songs, was directed by Liam Lynch, who has worked extensively with Tenacious D, the band fronted by Jack Black.

Silverman's comedy is marked by a willingness to offend. And while some of her remarks have led to criticism, her fans embrace the wit and honesty of her commentary. From detailed sex talk to minority groups and sensitive issues like the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, there seems to be little she views as sacrosanct in her act. [Read more]

"Jesus is Magic" movie site

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