Mon, Mar 11
Sarah Silverman Coming to DPAC April 24
March 11, 2013 (Durham, NC) — Emmy® winner Sarah Silverman is as versatile a performer as they come. See for yourself why she was dubbed “the most outrageously funny woman alive,” by Rolling Stone magazine when she comes to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on April 24, 2013.
Tickets go on sale March 15 at 10am:
• Online at DPACnc.com
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on March 13. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at http://www.dpacnc.com/fod.
"Sarah Silverman joins this year’s unmatched comedy lineup on the DPAC stage. We are thrilled to host one of Silverman’s select stand-up dates this spring. Fans will get the rare opportunity to experience her uncensored humor and hilarious sarcasm up close and personal at DPAC," said Emily McLoughlin, Marketing Director for Concerts and Comedy at DPAC.
Silverman's repertoire includes all media- film and television, stand-up comedy, iconic online videos, even prank phone calls, and she added author to this list when she released her first book in 2010, the New York Times Bestseller, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee. Silverman voices a character in the Oscar®-nominated Disney animated film Wreck it Ralph, alongside John C. Reilly and Jane Lynch. She was recently seen starring opposite Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen in the dramedy Take This Waltz.
Silverman was nominated for a 2009 Primetime Emmy® in the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series category for her portrayal of a fictionalized version of herself in her Comedy Central series The Sarah Silverman Program. This marked Comedy Central’s first ever Emmy® nomination in a scripted acting category. She also received a WGA nomination for her work on the show. Silverman won a Primetime Emmy® in 2008 in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category for her musical collaboration with Matt Damon. In addition, she was honored with a Best Actress Webby Award for her online video The Great Schlep, in which she persuaded young Jewish kids to encourage their grandparents in Florida to vote for President Obama prior to the 2008 election.
In 2004 Silverman made an impressive splash with her concert film Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic. Directed by Liam Lynch, the film garnered major attention at the Toronto Film Festival and created huge national buzz. Silverman also garnered critical praise in the documentary feature The Aristocrats in which 100 of the industry’s most prominent comedians tell a version of the same joke. Her other film credits include, Peep World opposite of Michael C. Hall and Rainn Wilson, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, The School of Rock, There’s Something About Mary and The Way of The Gun.
She co-starred on the Fox comedy Greg the Bunny, and has guest starred in a slew of acclaimed and notable television shows, including the Emmy® nominated drama The Good Wife, and Monk, which earned her an Emmy® nomination in 2008 in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category. She has also appeared on The Larry Sanders Show, Seinfeld, and Mr. Show with Bob and David and lent her voice to the Comedy Central show, Crank Yankers.
Silverman grew up in New Hampshire and attended New York University. In 1993 she joined “Saturday Night Live” as a writer and featured performer and has not stopped working since. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her dog Duck.
With a mission of presenting one-of-a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone,” hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has twice been listed as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.
What’s up next at DPAC? Direct from Broadway the internationally acclaimed Beatles concert RAIN (March 12), Broadway’s Best New Revival Anything Goes (March 19-24), followed by star of Saturday Night Live Seth Meyers (March 29).