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Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic -- Narrative digressions on sex, race, politics, and more from comedienne Sarah Silverman.

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Narrative digressions on sex, race, politics, and more from comedienne Sarah Silverman. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Holy cows make the best hamburger See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sarah Silverman ... Sarah

Brian Posehn ... Friend

Laura Silverman ... Friend

Bob Odenkirk ... Manager

Steve Agee ... Guy in Wings
Jim Bodma ... Grandma's Friend

Jon Cellini ... Funeral Attendee
David Derby ... Bass Guitar Player
Suzannah Fagan ... Soccer Mom
Robin Goldwasser ... Harmonies
Dee Kaye ... Soccer Mom
Jonathan Kimmel ... Harmonies
Michael Kotch ... Guitar Player / Keyboards

Kiyano La'vin ... African American Guy
Ben Matthews ... Grandma's Friend
Mark Mclane ... Funeral Attendee
Peggy Mollin ... Grandma's Friend
Lillian Mower ... Grandma's Friend
Rainy Orteca ... Guitar Player
Emily Petta ... Funeral Attendee
Alexa Power ... Grandma's Friend

Kelsie Lynn ... Understudy
Harry Schatz ... Grandma's Friend
Eddie B. Smith ... African American Guy
Joi Stanton ... Old Folks

Brody Stevens ... Jewish Agent
Phoebe Summersquash ... Drummer
Robert Towers ... Grandma's Friend
Wendy Walden ... Funeral Attendee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alvin Chea ... Sarah's Sphincter (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Liam Lynch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sarah Silverman 

Produced by
Heidi Herzon .... producer
Grant Jue .... line producer
Randy Sosin .... producer
Mark Williams .... producer
 
Original Music by
Liam Lynch 
Sarah Silverman 
 
Cinematography by
Rhet W. Bear 
 
Film Editing by
Liam Lynch 
 
Casting by
Renita Gale  (as Renita Whited)
 
Production Design by
Henry Arce 
 
Costume Design by
Dayna Pink 
 
Production Management
Jerad Sloan .... post-production supervisor
Rusty Walden .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Dorel .... first assistant director
Ritchie G. Piert Sr. .... second assistant director (as Ritchie Piert Sr.)
Sean Tippins .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Kelly McFadden .... chief menu designer
 
Sound Department
Mike Draghi .... sound re-recording mixer
John Hogan .... sound
Alex Lamm .... sound
Zack McCormley .... sound technician: Le Mobile
Andy Theiss .... post-audio assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Badger .... gaffer
Hiroyuki Fukuda .... first assistant camera
Michael Kleiman .... additional camera operator
Andrew Korner .... additional electrician
Steven A. Lundgren .... electrician
Jon Myers .... Steadicam operator
Jerad Sloan .... camera operator: "e" camera
Robert F. Smith .... camera operator
Ron Veto .... steadicam operator
 
Editorial Department
Adolfo Martinelli .... colorist
 
Other crew
Pauline Gray .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Tom Gianas .... special thanks
Jimmy Kimmel .... special thanks
Ron Lynch .... special thanks
 

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72 min
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Sarah Silverman:There are only two Asian people that I know that I have any problem with at all. One is, uh, Guy Aioki. The other is my friend Steve who actually went pee-pee in my Coke. He's all, "Me Chinese, me play joke!" Uh, if you have to explain it, Steve, it's not funny!See more »

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110 out of 150 people found the following review useful.
Holy cows make the best hamburger, 5 September 2005
Author: d_alexander from United States

Sarah Silverman is subtle, provocative, and disturbing. Her guileless, deadpan parody of profane ideas is like a naive child faithfully repeating something horrifying that she overheard her parents whisper. Reviewers who compare her to Andrew Dice Clay don't understand her comedy. Clay pandered to his audience's bigotry without irony, telling his audience what they wanted to believe but were afraid to say themselves.

A more apt comparison would be to Carroll O'Connor: a gifted writer, comedian, and actor. Sarah Silverman presents a persona that makes people squirm; she creates a dissonance between her apparent lack of anger or malice and her socially unacceptable material. To accuse her of racism, sexism, homophobia, internalized anti-Semitism, or going for cheap shock is to miss the point. Holy cows make the best hamburger, but it's easy to choke on if you're laughing.

Silverman forces audiences to confront their own gut reactions about unacceptable ideas without providing anyone easy to blame. She is a polite, educated, attractive young woman. To hear her say things we refuse to believe polite, educated, attractive young women think or would even admit is disturbing.

The Anti-Defamation League, the National Organization of Women, NAACP, and the Human Rights Campaign won't laud her as a transgressive comedian who forces audiences to confront their own unacknowledged bigotry. Sarah Silverman is not a social crusader; she is a comedian who tickles your funny bone with a sharp spear. She could preface all her material with, "Can you believe there are idiots who think, '(assume character, insert content),'" to avoid controversy. Gutted by incorporated disclaimers, her comedy would lose its ability to induce awkward guilt in her audience. The power of her comedy is its ravaging of social beliefs that we are all supposed to share.

No comedy is universal, but hers is biting, subversive, disturbing, and fascinating. Instead of laughing at her content, you laugh at the attitudes she portrays and worry if you should find them funny. You either miss the irony of her comedy or you have to appreciate her genius as an actor, writer, comic, and social critic.

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