|18 February 1999 :|
|Sarah will again be appearing on The J. Keith van Straaten Show! This Saturday, February 20 at 10pm.|
|17 January 1999 :|
|We received this e-mail from
Although I haven't seen it as the magazine hasn't reached Boca, the Feb issue of Esquire has an article written by Sarah. Rather than tell you the subject which is a bit embarrassing, you will have to see for yourself if you are interested. XXOO DONALD
Well, I did see for myself. The issue of Esquire is dedicated to "Breasts", and sure enough Sarah is discussing hers. They're real, she got them in the 11th grade, and as she reminds us, they always turn out sparkling clean when she showers with her boyfriend. (Down, boy - there are no pictures).
I won't give away any more secrets, but urge you to grab your copy of the February 1999 issue of Esquire magazine (with Pamela Silicone Lee on the cover) to find out more.
|13 January 1999 :|
This news item
has just been sent to us but so far is UNCONFIRMED:
|17 December 1998 :|
Here's the official Hollywood Reporter's announcement of Sarah's impending involvement in the new film "The Bachelor".
|16 December 1998 :|
David Brownstein, Sarah's manager, informs us that he is working on closing the "Susan Says Cheese" deal with Columbia/Tri-Star (SONY) TV. The one-woman show we reviewed some months ago now looks set to be produced as a television special - so watch out for it !
|12 December 1998 :|
article was in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press today (12/6/98) :
Thanks to Jeff for this information !!!
|11 November 1998 :|
Sarah's appearance on the David Letterman show has been moved to Friday, November 13th! Watch out for her !
|07 November 1998 :|
We have just
received word that a "close personal friend" of Sarah's has posted an idiotic
message about her "suicide" on the "Mr Show" message board. Let me
reassure you all that this is scurrilous nonsense. Sarah is alive and well, and whoever
this "close personal friend" is (and I'm not surprised that he's hiding behind a
cloak of anonymity), I think he is a seriously disturbed person. To all friends,
colleagues and relatives of Sarah's: we had NOTHING to do with this evil message and we're
happy to be able to bring you the truth.
|06 November 1998 :|
appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS, Tuesday 10 November 1998.
She is in New York attending and performing in a three-day Women's Festival to raise money
to combat domestic abuse.
|04 November 1998 :|
an e-mail from Sarah's mother, promising us copies of (just about) everything on our
"Wanted" page. So, everyone - please check back regularly - very soon we'll have
everything you wanted to know about Sarah's career, with still frames to illustrate almost
every appearance she's ever made! Watch this space!
|03 November 1998 :|
This article come from the November issue of the Mirabella magazine :
Sarah Silverman has played the crass-mouthed pal to
perky Cameron Diaz in Theres Something About Mary, Kramers
girlfriend on Seinfeld (most of her scenes took place in Kramers bed),
and a scientist trolling the atmosphere for UFOs in Star Trek: Voyager.
Relatively speaking, then, her latest role as Norm MacDonalds disgruntled girlfriend
in Pittsburgh must seem like cake. But, in fact, if Silverman is to be
believed, anything even standing up in front of a live audience and laying a big
fat egg seems like cake compared to the task of a fashion shoot. Im a
flop, says Silverman, who dresses with
|03 October 1998 :|
appear in Boston on Saturday, November 14th, 1998. She will be attending the first
local showing of her independent film, "Who's the Caboose?" at the Coolidge
Corner Cinema in Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.
She will do some stand-up comedy before the show, with Jonathan Katz ("Dr.Katz")
who lives in the Boston area. We thank Mrs Beth Ann O'Hara, Sarah's mother, for sending us
|15 September 1998 :|
Next monday (
21 September ) at 10 pm SARAH will guest star on DR KATZ PROFESSIONAL THERAPIST. Her
sister Laura plays the rectionist.
|20 August 1998 :|
We can now
confirm that the name of the movie has been changed from "Ballbusted" to
"Pittsburgh". Sarah has a substantial role as a hairdresser called
"Hillary", Norm MacDonald's character's girlfriend: the movie also stars Elaine
Stritch, a veteran of the Broadway theatre, Sherman Hemsley (The Jeffersons) and Dave
Chappelle, a stand-up comic and co-star of "Half-Baked", the movie. We thank Mrs
Beth Ann O'Hara, Sarah's mother, for contacting us with this information.
|05 August 1998 :|
|Review of Susan Says Cheese,
HBO Workspace Theatre, Hollywood: August 5 1998 by Bernard
This tiny (70-seat) theatre was the site of a remarkable performance of Sarah Silvermans one-woman show earlier this evening. In five seamless acts, Sarah (playing Susan, an art therapist you dont need a license to do that!) took us through aspects of a single womans life and the interactions between her relationships with men. It became evident early on that these relationships were ambivalently superficial: in one scene, a boyfriend Larry asks for a BandAid for his bleeding finger, but Sarah finds it more important to leave a rambling message on a friends answering machine: later in their interaction, she is concerned that her superior gambling abilities would rob him of his last $2 chip, so she doesnt want to do it. In another scene, this time in a restaurant, he comes face to face with another boyfriend (or so hes assuming: the other friend is actually inviting Sarah to go hiking, while rambling about his job in TV production. Typically, a presumably trivial TV occupation is buried in a succession of meaningless job titles). The interaction between the two rival boyfriends is only too familiar to most of us a mixture of embarrassed muttering, stilted conversation and chilly avoiding-eye-contact glances.
One-person shows are short. It is a rare talent that can hold an audiences attention for a long time. Susan Says Cheese runs barely 40 minutes, but I see potential for expansion, especially since Sarah is backed up by eight other actors, who provide varied interplay to the aspects of her life she is portraying. This in itself stretches the meaning of one-woman show but here there is no doubt whose personality dominates the performance, so I feel the description is justified. Oh, the other actors? Well, theres Laura Kightlinger, for example, who plays a hooker named Pineapple whom Sarah has just invited up to her
apartment. We wonder what on earth she was thinking, and so does the hooker I dont do women, honey! and Sarah shrieks eeeew, neither do I! but in fact she pays the woman just to talk to her about what her job entails. This scenes intensity is emphasised by its brevity. Despite the potential for more lurid content, Sarah ends up rummaging for more money to convince the woman to stay longer, but she storms out, despite Sarahs physically trying to block her way. Other inter-actor dialog occurs during poker games, played with such authority that I suspect Sarahs interest in poker extends beyond the stage.
It is a common tool for an actor to step out of the script, and talk to the audience out of character: but what makes tonights performance different is that Sarah addresses the audience still in character as Susan, while the other actors are frozen in place, like mannequins. The voice of the director reassures her about her placing, her delivery. One actor missed his cue and barged in late: Susan handled it so smoothly that the audience barely noticed. It was a nice technique. I could, of course, tell you that the meaning of the shows title is revealed literally - in the very last second of the performance: or was that just her father snapping a souvenir photograph from the back of the room? (.. hmmm )
Someone had clearly fouled up the seating arrangements: people were sitting in the aisles, standing at the side, and so many people were poking their heads in from the lobby that the side doors remained open throughout the performance.
Afterwards, in the lobby, Sarah was courtesy itself, actually apologising to me because so many people wanted to talk to her: Gary Shandling was there, faces from TV I cant even name (at least, until I remember who they are), industry types, agents, managers, representatives. She did at least give me permission to post this review or should I say a review, as long as its favourable. More people should see this show, and thats one of the most favourable things the people who were here tonight could tell their friends.
|21 July 1998 :|
|This text is from the the
newspaper "Variety" from July 21 1998. Thanks to
Writers & Artists Agency for this informations and off
course also to the newspaper "Variety" and Bernard
Actress Sarah Silverman ("There's Something About Mary") has joined "Ballbusted", the Universal pic scripted and directed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Pic stars Norm MacDonald and Dave Chappelle as two buddies whose plot to kidnap the dog of MacDonald's rich employer goes awry. Silverman, whose credits include "Bulworth" and TV's "Larry Sanders Show" will play MacDonald's girlfriend. The film is slated to begin production August 3rd in Vancouver. Robert Simmons will produce with Brillstein-Grey's Brad Grey and Ray Reo exec producing. Reo also manages Silverman, whose deal for "Ballbusted" was brokered by Todd Eisner and David Brownstein of Writers & Artists Agency.
|10 July 1998 :|
|She appeared in the The J.
Keith van Straaten Show ! That's a show in a theater in Hollywood
Sarah Silverman appeared in Hollywood this evening, part of a lineup of distinguished women in comedy. Flanked by comedienne Lisa Kushell (late of "Mad TV") and Kathrin Shorr, an impressive singer-songwriter, Sarah talked about her appearance in the Star Trek Voyager episode, her current appearance in "Something About Mary" and gave a hilarious standup routine with jokes about famous porn actors (which I won't repeat here), her family, models, showbiz and her impending lawsuit against her boss for sexual harrassment ("it's real hard, and a big strain on me ... because he hasn't done anything.") This stage show, the J. Keith van Straaten Show, is every bit as entertaining as a TV talk show and deserves a bigger audience, or at least consideration for inclusion on cable access. Sarah's spontaneous replies to the interview questions demonstrated her abilities as a comedy writer, and her flirtatious personality (and sometimes spicy dialog) kept the audience entertained throughout.