Three minutes into her set, Amy Schumer claims that all good comedians have a "leather special," where they wear all leather and regret it later in their careers--this is hers. Amy muses on... See full summary »
Watching Sarah Silverman's new Netflix special is a bit of a chicken-or-the-egg situation: So much of Silverman's delivery and facial expressions recall Amy Schumer that I couldn't help wonder is Schumer's soaring popularity has influenced Silverman, or if it's the other way around (given Silverman's veteran status as a comedic performer). Either way, this recalls the best of Schumer's work: Acerbic, charming, willing to push the boundaries of good taste but always in service of a solid joke and not simply to shock. Silverman's perspectives on many topics - from women's health to relationships to her own personal health - always seems entirely authentic, while just about every joke is a hit. I was expecting to enjoy this and it was even better than I thought.
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