In The City — 30 September 2016
Sarah Silverman: I am lucky to be alive

By Deborah Wilker

City & Shore Magazine 

When Sarah Silverman brings her stand-up show to Hard Rock Live in Hollywood on Oct. 15, fans won’t just be seeing all new material from the trailblazing comic. The show is one of several scattered dates she’s performing through fall as she hones jokes for an HBO special due next year.

“I do it probably not in the best way creatively to get a special together. I’m kind of going in fits and starts,” Silverman tells us in a new interview. “But I also don’t have the stamina other people have right now. I’m working towards it. I’m real tired a lot.”

In July Silverman announced via Facebook that she had just emerged from ICU after emergency surgery. What had started seemingly as a routine sore throat turned into a life-threatening case of Epiglottitis.

“I was in the ICU all of last week and I’m insanely lucky to be alive,” she revealed in her post.

Ten days later Silverman was in New York, shooting a bit for pal Pete Holmes’ HBO show Crashing. “I rallied for the DNC [where she memorably told the Bernie-or-bust crowd they were ‘being ridiculous’], and I rallied to shoot this thing for my friends — and all the other time I’m sleeping.”

Silverman, who won raves for her dramatic performance as a drug-addled housewife in 2015’s I Smile Back, and has also been a revelation in Showtime’s Masters of Sex, has two more big movie roles coming up. Now on the mend, she discusses all this and more later this month in Showtime magazine. Look for it in the Sun Sentinel and cityandshore.com on Oct. 14th.

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