A few weeks ago I saw Sarah Silverman on a show or something, and I remembered about her show The Sarah Silverman Program and decided to download the 3 seasons that have been produced so far.
While looking for her show, I found a stand up special called “Jesus is Special“, so I decided to get that also. Â I also found a story about how she was boo’d off the stage on her first trip to the UK, because her show cost 50 quid and only lasted 40 minutes. Â Apparently one of the hecklers yelled “I’ve seen longer clips on YouTube”.
Regardless I finished downloading all 3 seasons of her show and the stand up special. Â I watched through the special, and if you remove the pre-recorded bits and songs it probably does only run 40 minutes. Â The whole routine she never got any big laughs, only a few chuckles at certain points, I didn’t laugh once. Â The musical numbers are the same type of “comedy” only in song.
Basically her whole schtic is that she is a jew, she has a vagina, and she tries to be edgy with racial comments. Â By themselves I think there is a lot of comedy in these things, but it’s done so matter-of-fact that it isn’t funny.
So I figured she just isn’t great at stand up, not every comedian is. Â I may be considered by most of my friends as very funny, but I doubt I could do a decent stand up routine. Â So I tried her show, after I’d been watching it for a while, I had to check how much longer there was, and I was apparently only 12 minutes into it with about 10 minutes left.
I still figured she deserved another shot, not every pilot is good, and sometimes it takes a while for the show to grow legs, so I watched the second episode. Â Unfortunately it was more of the same, unfunny humour that probably sounded really funny while she was high.
Apparently she is very smart, and I think I can tell that a bit, and something about her I find very alluring. Â I think she is hot, I just don’t think she is funny. Â Shame really.