Did You Hear? Sarah Silverman’s on ‘Nightline’

By David Schoetz

Apr 15, 2010 11:59pm

That's right. Tomorrow night — barring breaking news — we will have a full-blown profile of Sarah Silverman. The comedienne is famous for many things: her Comedy Central show, a stand-up routine and viral videos. A sneak peek of the script shows a candid interview in which Silverman talks in detail about her childhood — and formative events, good and bad, that influenced her cutting sense of humor. That includes how she was weaned off the anti-depressant Xanax and having an older brother she never met who died as an infant. As correspondent Bill Weir writes, "She is a unique presence in Hollywood: adorable-Tomboy-next-door…heart of gold…tongue of acid." We spent a few days with Silverman, whose new memoir ”The Bedwetter” reveals some of that childhood pain she mines for her edgy comedy.  She took us along as she worked out new material at the Largo Theater and the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. We also shot some hoops with Silverman and her comedy buddies at the Hollywood YMCA. Believe it or not, she’s got game. ——————– UPDATE: Here's the segment, "Sarah Silverman: Potty Mouth."

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