Sarah Silverman


Comic Sarah Silverman

As a kid, Silverman says, the fact that she wet the bed was her "deepest, darkest shame." Decades later, she wrote about the humiliation in her 2010 memoir The Bedwetter — now adapted into a musical. The comic talks with Terry Gross about the songs, cringing at some of her old jokes, and satirizing the Left in I Love You, America.
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Sarah Silverman is perfectly fine cringing at her former self. It means she's growing

This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. My guest is comic, actor and writer Sarah Silverman. She's known for breaking taboos, often to mock sexism, racism and extremist politics and religion. She now has second thoughts about some of her earlier comedy, wondering whether, when she was trying to mock racism, she didn't understand her own limited perspective as a white person. We'll talk about that later. Silverman has broken a big personal taboo from her childhood. She was a bedwetter. It was a nightly occurrence until about the age of 16. It was especially humiliating during sleepovers with friends and the summers she spent at sleepaway camp. She wrote about that in her 2010 memoir titled "The Bedwetter." Now that book has been adapted into an off-Broadway musical. She collaborated on it with songwriter Adam Schlesinger, who co-founded the band Fountains of Wayne, wrote the title song for the movie "That Thing You Do," the songs for the rom-com "Music And Lyrics" and the TV series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and what may be the best song that ever opened the Tony Awards ceremony, "Broadway - It's Not Just For Gays Anymore." He was one of the very early COVID victims and died April 1, 2020. The songwriter David Yazbek completed writing the songs. "The Bedwetter" officially opens June 7 at the Atlantic Theater Company in Manhattan.
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Sarah Silverman defends herself after telling The View hosts she shares toothbrush with boyfriend

Sarah Silverman has defended herself after revealing that she and her boyfriend Rory Albanese share the same toothbrush.The comedian, 51, addressed the couple’s hygiene habits during an appearance on The View, where she told the hosts that she’s “never shared a toothbrush with another person” in her life, but that, “for some reason,” it’s different with Albanese.“I have never shared a toothbrush with another person in my life,” she said. “And for some reason, with Rory we have never not used the same toothbrush.”The admission prompted disgust from many of The View hosts, with Joy Behar immediately responding: “Ew,...

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Sarah Silverman spoke out against the leaked Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn Roe V. Wade during an interview on The View on Wednesday, May 11. The 51-year-old comedy icon expressed how the possibility is both shocking and unsurprising at the same time. Most of all, she explained that even if the landmark decision is overturned, it won’t stop abortions from happening. “I can’t believe it, and I completely can believe it. Have you been alive the past several years? They’ve been chipping away bit by bit quietly, state-by-state at women’s rights, and it’s a war against the poor,” she said.

Celebrity Gossip: Norman Reedus, Rebel Wilson, Sarah Silverman + More!

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Sarah Silverman Doesn't 'Feel Scared' After The Slap and the Attack on Dave Chappelle

New! Listen to our weekly View in Review podcast. After avoiding all things slap-related for nearly six weeks, Sarah Silverman found herself in the hot seat Wednesday morning when she was asked about the infamous Oscars moment on The View. Silverman insisted that she doesn't "feel scared" in the wake of Will Smith's altercation with Chris Rock and the recent attack on Dave Chappelle, but she admitted it's an "odd" time to be a comedian. "People have higher expectations of their comedians than their representatives," she told the co-hosts.

Sarah Silverman Finds It Awfully ‘Odd’ That People Expect More From Comedians Than Elected Officials

Sarah Silverman stopped by The View on Wednesday morning where she discussed both the infamous Oscars slap as well as the pending Supreme Court ruling that could overturn Roe v. Wade. To kick things off, the outspoken comedian was asked if she’s terrified about performing on stage after both Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle were attacked in the past month. Silverman said she’s not worried at all and doesn’t see the attacks becoming commonplace. However, she did find it strange that people were heavily scrutinizing the two events.