Well that didn’t take long. Less than a year after Hulu made the terrible decision to cancel Silverman’s Hulu Show, “I Love You, America”, she’s already back with a new show on a bigger platform. The two-time Emmy®-winning comedian, actress, writer and producer Sarah Silverman returns to HBO with a late-night series pilot order, AND a brand new hour special.
Silverman describes her proposed late-night series as “weighing in on the mishigas of the week and taking live video calls.” Perfect Silverman.
“I’m as passionate talking about my face-washing routine as I am talking about why billionaires cost us money,” says Silverman. “Nothing’s off the table and nothing’s too high or low brow for me. I mean – look at my face – I’m literally all brow.”
She is currently in production on the Universal comedy “Marry Me” and is also adapting her best-selling memoir, “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee,” into a musical that will debut in 2020. Her last standup-comedy special, “A Speck of Dust,” garnered two Emmy® nominations and a Grammy nomination. Her other television and film work includes “Masters of Sex,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Battle of the Sexes,” “I Smile Back” and the “Wreck It Ralph” movies.
In 2014, Silverman won an Emmy® for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for the 2013 HBO comedy special “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles,” which was also nominated for Outstanding Variety Special that year. The special also earned a Grammy nomination for best comedy album. Previously, Silverman appeared in the HBO comedies “Mr. Show with Bob and David” and “The Larry Sanders Show.”
Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow and Amy Zvi serve as executive producers on the pilot for the series. Additional credits for the pilot and the stand-up special will be announced soon.