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Sarah Silverman’s Fame Audit

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But where does she go after the Movie Awards? In the past, female hosts have largely been culled from the ranks of hit TV shows (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lisa Kudrow) or, more recently, the Maxim Hot 100 list (Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba). They let Janeane Garofalo host once, but that was as part of her whole non-romantic life partnership with Ben Stiller. (Plus, we were all still under the delusion that The Truth About Cats And Dogs was going to make Garof a movie star.)

Which brings us to our point: Silverman is no great actress. Mainstream television would only dampen her appeal. And the awards-show industry doesn't have a whole lot of room for growth either. Sure, she's already hosted the Independent Spirit Awards, but is she going to be hosting the Oscars? No. The Emmys? Doubt it. The Grammys? Not like anyone would notice if she did. The MTV Video Music Awards? Hey, that could actually happen. But short of a high-profile romance with Howard Stern or the adoption of a trendy political cause (wouldn't you rather hear about carbon emissions from Silverman than Leonardo DiCaprio?), we're not sure where else she can go. Sure, a girl who can sell a rape joke is hard to find, but the potential market for rape jokes may have already been saturated. By Sarah Silverman.

Asset: Has said publicly that she will not walk down the aisle until the day gays and lesbians are allowed to legally marry
Liability: Currently, that marriage would be to Jimmy Kimmel

Asset: She really did handle herself quite well during the whole "chink" brouhaha
Liability: Said incident got adopted by the anti-PC crowd who probably just want to be able to say "chink" without irony

Asset: If you're in the mood for a joke about Jimmy Kimmel's balls, look no further
Liability: Why are you in the mood for a joke about Jimmy Kimmel's balls?

Approximate current level of fame: Amy Sedaris
Approximate deserved level of fame: Kathy Griffin

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Mondo Extra
Sarah Silverman's Fame Audit

Episode Report Card
Grade It Now!
YOU GRADE IT
Everybody Loves Rape Jokes

But where does she go after the Movie Awards? In the past, female hosts have largely been culled from the ranks of hit TV shows (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lisa Kudrow) or, more recently, the Maxim Hot 100 list (Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba). They let Janeane Garofalo host once, but that was as part of her whole non-romantic life partnership with Ben Stiller. (Plus, we were all still under the delusion that The Truth About Cats And Dogs was going to make Garof a movie star.)

Which brings us to our point: Silverman is no great actress. Mainstream television would only dampen her appeal. And the awards-show industry doesn't have a whole lot of room for growth either. Sure, she's already hosted the Independent Spirit Awards, but is she going to be hosting the Oscars? No. The Emmys? Doubt it. The Grammys? Not like anyone would notice if she did. The MTV Video Music Awards? Hey, that could actually happen. But short of a high-profile romance with Howard Stern or the adoption of a trendy political cause (wouldn't you rather hear about carbon emissions from Silverman than Leonardo DiCaprio?), we're not sure where else she can go. Sure, a girl who can sell a rape joke is hard to find, but the potential market for rape jokes may have already been saturated. By Sarah Silverman.

Asset: Has said publicly that she will not walk down the aisle until the day gays and lesbians are allowed to legally marry
Liability: Currently, that marriage would be to Jimmy Kimmel

Asset: She really did handle herself quite well during the whole "chink" brouhaha
Liability: Said incident got adopted by the anti-PC crowd who probably just want to be able to say "chink" without irony

Asset: If you're in the mood for a joke about Jimmy Kimmel's balls, look no further
Liability: Why are you in the mood for a joke about Jimmy Kimmel's balls?

Approximate current level of fame: Amy Sedaris
Approximate deserved level of fame: Kathy Griffin

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