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Sarah Silverman Planning to Give a ‘Live From N*****head’ Comedy Show

Posted on the 22 October 2011 by Cynisright @cynisright

10/22/2011 – by Cynthia Wright

Well, it seems that everyone’s favorite Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman has decided to stick it to the GOP by hosting a comedy event in Texas. The show will be called “Live from N*****head: Stripping The Paint Off Of Good Ol’ Fashioned Racism” and with a title such as that, an explanation should not be needed. Yet, we are going to discuss it anyway!

So innocent....

So innocent...

While Silverman is no stranger to using racial epithets during her own comedic show, I do have to applaud her for throwing the word back into the public’s (mainly, the GOP’s) face. While they’ll probably see it as “shocking” and some will even call it distasteful (which, Silverman would probably take as a compliment), at the same time, when Rick Perry said it in all seriousness, people barely batted an eyelash. Even though, Perry gradually addressed the term by stating that it’s an “offensive name that has no place in the modern world.” Unfortunately, with his track record and not to mention that he’s a Republican FROM Texas, his apology is less than credible!

However, did the modern world seem to end at N*****head? Is there some type of geography loophole that we aren’t aware of? If Perry (or the GOP) truly cared about whether that term was used, the name would have changed and the issue would have been made into – I dunno – a BIGGER deal. Granted, I think hell would officially freeze over before Perry would ever win the overall GOP nomination but his admission to hunting and entertaining at his beloved N*****head should have been called out more than it was.

Instead, we hear complaints about President Obama, the Occupy movements that are disrupting the precious 1%, but nothing about the obvious racism that is still allowed to exist in our country. While Silverman is not my favorite comedian, I’m happy someone is calling this what it really is – good ol’ fashioned racism.

Seriously, only in America would this be seen as okay. If the roles were reversed, Nancy Grace and Elisabeth Hasselbeck would probably be still talking about it. Let’s keep it real, y’all know they would.

“This is a never-forget moment,” Silverman told Entertainment Weekly. “The show’s provocative name holds a mirror up to an ugliness that seems to have become yesterday’s news without having barely even made news.”

The show will be held at the Paramount Theater in Austin on Nov. 1. Silverman plans to give all proceeds to the NAACP.

(Love it.)


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