11/16 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak
Sarah Silverman has the gift of being able to make anything funny. Her repertoire is packed with everything from rape gags to Holocaust humor, and she gets away with it because she plays the role of the naïve, cutesy dumbass. Like, “this terrible thing happened. What? Is that bad?” More than anything though, she escapes mass chastising because she’s really, really funny. Silverman stands as proof that the approach and delivery, not the subject matter, is the most important thing. “Some people say my humor focuses too much on stereotypes,” she once said. “It doesn't. It focuses on facts.” Fair enough.