Sarah Silverman

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman is 44 years old today. She’s very strange, but I really like that kind of postmodern comedy. But I’ll admit, there are times when her work is more anxiety producing than laughter producing. But I’d rather have that than something boring. Most comedians are boring. The strange thing is that at this point, I know Silverman more from her political videos than I do from her actual stand-up act or her show.

But two years ago, TED Talks decided to book her. Apparently, they did not feel as though their message of pseudo-innovation that absolutely positively cannot offend the power elite was strong enough. So after she performed, doing exactly the sort of thing she’s always done, the group freaked out and for a while didn’t allow the video to be released. Because you know: they needed to drive home their brand as purveyors of pseudo-innovation that absolutely positively cannot offend the power elite. Silverman’s act was, of course, funny as hell:

Happy birthday Sarah Silverman!

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