Silverman Hater

There’s a Sarah Silverman debate that I forgot I was having over at Greencine,
and I think by now the people I was arguing with have forgotten it too,
so I’m pasting the comments here to continue. Isn’t there anyone else
out there who hates her?

Comments

it’s so lonely being a silverman-hater.

Posted by: cynthia at November 14, 2005 11:36 AM

I doubt you’re completely alone, Cynthia. Of course, I’ve seen
reserved praise, concerned critique and so on, but I haven’t seen
severe dislike out there yet. But you can’t be completely alone.

Myself, I missed Jesus is Magic at SXSW, blast it, but I’ll freely admit that the clips I’ve seen have made me laugh. Sorry.

Posted by: David Hudson at November 14, 2005 01:33 PM

There was a great article on Silverman in the New Yorker a few weeks
ago. Her act seems to upset people. Why is it that the same
words,issuing as they might from the mouth of Jimmy Kimmel, don’t seem
nearly as jarring as when we hear them spoken by Sarah Silverman? It’s
something to ponder.

Posted by: Stacy at November 15, 2005 02:36 PM

I think if you go by the New Yorker profile, I could see people
especially not “getting” her, or her act – though it was interesting…
But I think she is all about what Stacy points to here, the “How can a
cute girl say such filthy, awful things?” But the filthy part wouldn’t
matter if she wasn’t clever, and funny. Matter of personal taste and
mood, I suppose.

But c’mon, how can you say this is not funny (from the Nerve interview):

How do your parents feel about your act?
They totally love it. Sometimes my mom will have her opinions. Like
there’s this riff at the end of the movie, during the credits when they
show that B-roll montage, where I’m looking at a picture of myself in
this ’60s costume and I say something like, “God, I look like Marlo
Thomas if she’d just walked in on her father lying under a glass coffee
table while someone’s taking a shit on it.” Because, you know, there’s
that rumor about Danny Thomas. And my mom begged me to take that out.
She was like, “He was such a great man and he shouldn’t be remembered
that way! He opened a children’s hospital!” And she’s right, he was a
great man and I totally don’t want to contribute to him being reduced
to just that one rumor, but what are you going to do? Also, I don’t
know if this is just coincidence, but at Canter’s Deli in L.A., the
Danny Thomas sandwich is number two on the menu.

Posted by: Craig P at November 18, 2005 02:39 PM

easy. it’s not funny. and it’s interesting that she is compared to
her boyfriend jimmy kimmel here, because i always wondered if he writes
her jokes. they are a man’s jokes, written to entertain men. i don’t
actually believe that he writes them, but it’s what i hate about her.
she’s a guy’s girl, and she’s speaking to/trying to turn on guys. plus
the fact that she makes fun of her vanity doesn’t change the fact that
she is phenomenally vain.

Posted by: cynthia at December 2, 2005 08:50 PM

4 Responses to “Silverman Hater”

  1. David Hudson
    December 4th, 2005 | 3:31 pm

    Well, I haven’t forgotten you, Cynthia.

    It’s just that until I see a bit more than a few random online clips, I really can’t form an opinion one way or another. And, sadly, I’m betting it’ll be a long, long time before Jesus is Magic makes it to Germany.

    I’m hoping others will respond to your thoughts here ’cause I’d certainly be interested in where they and you would take this.

  2. snjoseph
    December 4th, 2005 | 8:26 pm

    I can’t fucking stand Sarah Silverman. It’s mind-boggling that she’s a famous person that gets serious pieces written about her in snooty magazines like the New Yorker. She’s got one dumb shtick (“I’m a cute white girl who says crazy shit!”) and it’s not funny.

    Plus she’s a racist. Yes she is. I don’t care if she’s being “ironic” or whatever, if you’ve got a constant stream of racist crap that you can produce off the top of your head, you are in fact a racist.

    Thanks Cynthia for your anti-Silverman stand.

    PS. Anyone who would date Jimmy Kimmel is obviously not all there.

  3. cynthia rockwell
    December 5th, 2005 | 11:33 am

    yay, another hater! come on people, there’s got to be more of you out there…

  4. Chuck
    December 5th, 2005 | 2:45 pm

    I don’t find her that interesting, but I’m not sure I *hate* her exactly. Just wouldn’t make any effort to see her stupid movie.

    I think you’re right that she’s very much a guy’s comedienne and that she is rather vain.