Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic

Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic

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Director: Liam Lynch

Cast: Liam Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Steve Agee, Jim Bodma

     
 

Comedian Sarah Silverman cheerfully ignores any and all taboos in this performance film based on her hit off-Broadway show. Combining stand-up material with comedy sketches and musical numbers, Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic is dominated by Silverman's typically edgy monologues, including bits on racism, September 11, family dysfunction, drug abuse, rape, theSee more details below

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Comedian Sarah Silverman cheerfully ignores any and all taboos in this performance film based on her hit off-Broadway show. Combining stand-up material with comedy sketches and musical numbers, Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic is dominated by Silverman's typically edgy monologues, including bits on racism, September 11, family dysfunction, drug abuse, rape, the Holocaust and plenty of other unlikely sources of comedy guaranteed to make viewers squirm while they laugh. Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic had its American premier at the 2005 South by Southwest Film Festival.

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Sarah Silverman is not a ditzy, shallow, racist, homophobic hatemonger, but she does play one on TV. The most distinctive female voice in stand-up didn't get there just by saying things women don't say -- but by saying things people don't say. But Silverman is not half as controversial as she might be, because she doesn't mean a bit of it. The character Silverman plays is part and parcel to everything she does. Without her once having to call attention to herself or drop character, savvy viewers recognize she's only lampooning a person who would really say such horrible things. Her delicate balancing act, her spacey earnestness, her matter-of-fact delivery, and her willingness to "go there" for a joke are what make her so funny. Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic is a good introduction to the comic, but it's never more than that. According to the loose framing device, Jesus Is Magic is the show she brainstormed at the last minute to one-up a pair of successful colleagues, and as a result, it's an unevenly paced mixture of stand-up and short cutaways. Each of these explores one basic theme: Sarah Silverman will say anything, often the most totally wrong thing you wouldn't expect her to say. Her cheerful songs -- particularly her love ditty that touches on every ignorant stereotype in the book -- are perfect illustrations of Silverman at her best. However, one bit, in which she strangles the corpse at her dead grandmother's wake, suggests she sometimes has no loftier goal than shock value -- which detracts some from her sublime persona. While this performance is not for anyone with prudish sensibilities, those who like their comedy squirmy and edgy will be more than satisfied.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
UPC:
0855280001410
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Interscope Records
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:12:00

Special Features

Give the Jew Girl Toys; The Aristocrats performance; Hilarious Behind the Scenes With Sarah; Director and Sarah commentary

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sarah Silverman Herself
Steve Agee guy in wings
Jim Bodma Grandma's friend
Jon Cellini funeral attendee
Suzannah Fagan soccer mom
David Derby bass guitar player
Robin Goldwasser harmonies
Dee Kaye soccer mom
Jonathan Kimmel harmonies
Laura Silverman Laura
Bob Odenkirk manager
Brian Posehn Brian

Technical Credits
Liam Lynch Director,Score Composer,Editor
Henry Arce Production Designer
Rhet W. Bear Cinematographer
Heidi Herzon Producer
Sarah Silverman Screenwriter
Randy Sosin Producer
Mark Williams Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic
1. So What's New With You? [3:51]
2. I Can Write a Show [3:19]
3. That's What I Do [7:23]
4. My Favorite Niece [2:50]
5. Especially for Me [2:58]
6. Carve Your Dreams [2:49]
7. Nana [2:14]
8. You're Gonna Die Soon [1:38]
9. Shark With Braces [4:00]
10. He Was Talking to Me [2:12]
11. I've Been Approached [4:08]
12. Porn Song [2:54]
13. Unforgivable [4:14]
14. If You Have to Explain It [5:11]
15. I Love You More [3:06]
16. I Don't Need Two Reasons [2:50]
17. Low Self-Esteem [4:29]
18. Amazing Grace [1:59]
19. Me Time [3:36]
20. End Credits [2:48]
21. Understudy [1:30]

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