Prepare for an evening of riotously shocking material as sharp-witted stand-up superstar Sarah Silverman steps up for her first HBO solo special. Performing in front of an intimate audience of just 39 fans at L.A.’s Largo nightclub, Silverman takes aim at such subjects as cell-phone porn, crazy religions, specialty deodorants, terrible roommates, eyebrow waxing, her 19-year-old dog, Obama and Republicans, having babies, Pixar movies, the miracle of existence, and much more.
2014 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Variety Special
2014 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
HORRIFIC is an Evil Dead meets Tom and Jerry in this film about a man defending is double wide trailer from an unknown predator.
Awards & Festivals:
Leeds International Film Festival (UK)
Telluride Horror Show (CO)
Dam Short Film Festival (NV) *Winner best Horror
Spooky Movie International Film Festival (D.C.)
LA International Film Festival (CA)
Atlanta Horror Film festival (GA) *Winner best Comedy
New Orleans Horror Film Festival (LA)
Thriller Chiller Film Festival (MI)
Rincon International Film Festival (Puerto Rico)
Wizard World Convention Film Festival
Rue Morgue presents Little Terrors (Toronto)
BUT International Film Festival (Netherlands)
The movie is a concert film consisting of 72 minutes of clips taken from Silverman’s previous stand-up show of the same name, interspersed with flashbacks and comedic sketches. Silverman addresses a number of topics, including religion, AIDS, the Holocaust, race, sexism, political parties, people with disabilities, homeless people, and dwarves. Silverman also performs several original songs in the film.
Awards & Festivals:
US Comedy Arts Festival
SXSW Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Episodes revolve around the adventures of Sarah and her friends in Valley Village, California, a district in the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles, which is portrayed as an autonomous city within the show. Silverman plays a fictionalized version of herself, an unemployed woman who leads an irresponsible life. Her most notable trait is her undiluted, childlike self-absorption, which commonly leads to awkward comedic situations in which she insults friends, family, and total strangers. The show tackled issues such as abortion, racism, and same-sex marriage; it was canceled after three seasons. The show was filmed at Hollywood Center Studios, Hollywood, California.
2009 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
2008 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs
2008 Writer Guild of America Nomination for Best New Series
2008 GLAAD Nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series
Time Magazine – Top Ten New TV Series
A 91-minute exploration of Mississippi blues featuring rock star David Stewart of Eurythmics, music writer Robert Palmer, and blues musicians Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside, Big Jack Johnson, Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes, Lonnie Pitchford, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Jack Owens & Bud Spires, and Booker T. Laury and filmed on location in Memphis and Mississippi.