How a Review Changed Both Sarah Silverman and Our Critic
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New York Times
Film Critic for the New York Times, A.O. Scott, wrote a scathing review of Sarah Silverman's 2005 movie, "Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic." He criticized her for the attitude reflected in the film about race."“She depends on the assumption" he states, "that only someone secure in his or her own lack of racism would dare to make, or to laugh at, a racist joke, the telling of which thus becomes a way of making fun simultaneously of racism and of racial hypersensitivity.” This critique led Silverman to reexamine her comedy act. This article contains a conversation between Scott and Silverman about their attitudes about comedy and film criticism. Click on the link above to read the article. To access Scott's 2005 review of "Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic," click on the link below.
Theater, Movies and Television, Silverman, Sarah, Comedians, Entertainers, United States