Reading Silverman

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee, by Sarah Silverman – I like Sarah Silverman, and I’m not generally a fan of poop jokes. I think it might be a little different with her, because: 1) she’s certainly capable of being more cerebral when she wants to be, and 2) she has charisma. It isn’t just that she’s cute (which she is), but that her friendly style is such that I can forgive her less effective jokes. She’s very open about herself, which might not work for every comedian, but it does for her. In the book, she discusses her struggles with depression, and not only admits to having wet the bed for years, but even mentions it in the title. I have to say that’s pretty gutsy. It was a quick read, and funny while also making me sympathize with her. Why does it seem like every comedian suffers from depression? Mind you, I’ve been depressed for most of my life and hardly anyone thinks I’m funny, so you could say I’m even worse off. :P

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4 Responses to Reading Silverman

  1. vilajunkie says:

    I think on her own she can be funny, but put her in a movie and she’s suddenly, always the bitchy girlfriend/female lead’s bitchy best friend. :P I’m thinking of “School of Rock” in particular, but pretty much any movie with her in it.

    …I do love her “I’m F***ing Matt Damon!” video.

    • Nathan says:

      She mentioned in her book about how the only roles female comedians, including herself, can usually get are the bitchy girl parts. I don’t think I’ve actually seen any movies with her in them, though.

      • vilajunkie says:

        She usually gets parts in comedy movies that are independent and/or made by other stand-up comedians and film comedians with stand-up or sketch comedy backgrounds. A lot of her movies have been with members of SNL and Second City (a Chicagoan improv/sketch comedy troupe with rotating cast members that churns out most of the SNL cast, even from the show’s beginnings).

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