“An amazing amount” has changed for Sarah Silverman since her last standup special in 2013, from a hospital stay with epiglottitis (which she details in her new special), to the loss of loved ones.
“This special has been so many starts and stops and weird changes. Not to get sad, but I lost three huge people in my life in less than two years, so that was just something I had never experienced in such a short amount of time,” Silverman told E! News while promoting her new
The new look at life informed the tone of it all. “I do talk about my experience and stuff, but besides just the material itself, I think the energy of it is, ‘Wow, we’re all ticking time bombs.'”
“She gave me full permission. First I said, ‘Can I tell that story? I won’t say your name,’ and she said yes,” Silverman explained. “And then I was doing standup and I said her name and it really worked well. Then I go, ‘Can I say your name?’ and she was like, ‘Ugh. Yes.'”