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Sarah Silverman to Host 1st HBO Comedy Special

By Jacob Klein on Apr 29, 2013 to HBO Specials

silverman-hboComing off the heels of a very successful Louis CK stand up routine on HBO this month Sarah Silverman is now set to headline her first HBO comedy special, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. To be taped in Los Angeles in May, the exclusive presentation SARAH SILVERMAN: WE ARE MIRACLES will be presented in association with Funny Or Die and debut on the network this fall.

“Sarah Silverman is a fresh, fearless and utterly original comedy voice,” said Lombardo. “I’m thrilled that we can bring the humor of this unique talent to our viewers.”

Sarah Silverman received an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Comedy Series for “The Sarah Silverman Program,” and was also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for “Monk.” She won an Emmy® for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics as one of the writers of a song for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Her feature-film credits include “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Take This Waltz,” “The School of Rock” and “Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic,” and she will soon begin production on Seth McFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” She previously appeared on HBO on “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” “The Larry Sanders Show” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Silverman is the author of theNew York Times bestseller “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee.”

SARAH SILVERMAN: WE ARE MIRACLES is produced by Funny Or Die and Black Gold Films; executive producers, Heidi Herzon, Mike Farah, Anna Wenger, Betsy Koch, Amy Zvi and Sarah Silverman; director, consulting producer and editor, Liam Lynch; written by Sarah Silverman.

We’ll let you know when HBO nails down a premiere date for this one.

  • Jef Dinsmore

    She is certainly an aquired taste. You either like her or not. Maybe, that warrants a post on that very topic when it airs.

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