Topic: sarah-silverman

5 Better Premises for Sarah Silverman’s New NBC Sitcom

5 Better Premises for Sarah Silvermanâs New NBC Sitcom

Hey, Sarah Silverman got her pilot picked-up! That’s exciting news to me, a huge Sarah Silverman Program fan, although the premise sounds pretty conventional: she’ll star as a woman who’s newly single after having spent most of her adult life in a relationship. Boo-ring! (Imagine my voice dropping two octaves while saying that. Actually, first imagine my voice, then lower it two octaves. Great, now we’re both in prison.) Because I care, here are five suggested premises for Sarah’s new show: More »

Celebrities Poke Fun at Charlie Sheen on Twitter

Celebrities Poke Fun at Charlie Sheen on Twitter

In a rare moment of bravery, celebrities have chosen to put the PR bullshit aside and concentrate on what really matters: a good Charlie Sheen joke. Us Magazine reports that various celebrities have taken to Twitter, posting their best Charlie Sheen one-liners, ranging from his personal problems to Two and a Half Men being pulled from the air indefinitely. Here are some of our favorites More »

Hey SXSW: Women Are Funny Too! Here Are 8 Examples

Hey SXSW: Women Are Funny Too! Here Are 8 Examples

The South by Southwest festival released its list of comedy performers today, and guess what? Of 31 featured comics, only a single name belongs to a woman. The sole XX-chromosome having person is the (very funny) stand up Tig Notaro who’ll perform in one of the festival’s pair of showcases.

SXSW is known for being a beacon of alternative comedy (red light flashing ‘Get off the stage already,’ but, you know, funnily) and has certainly featured a number of women in the past, so what’s the deal? My request for a comment from the SXSW folks was met with the unsettling silence of a beep-less inbox, so I’ve decided to use this news as an excuse to post videos of eight female stand-ups I really like. Now I’m having my very own comedy festival, plus there’s cake in the office today. So take that, SXSW! More »