Once crowned “the most outrageously funny woman alive,” by Rolling Stone, Sarah Silverman’s “We Are Miracles” lives up to expectations. In the “We Are Miracles” special, she performs to an audience of 39 people at L.A.'s Largo nightclub. Written by Silverman, and directed by Liam Lynch, “We Are Miracles” was produced by Funny or Die, and Black Gold Films. Thankfully Sub Pop saw the need for more of an audience to hear this and has taken selected tracks from the special and wrapped them up in the form of a warm and monkeyed hug for the masses.
For the new LP and special, Sarah’s quirky vulgarity takes aim at: night-time rituals that include scrolling through late night porn, showering with her mother at a young age, insecurities in women (and using special deodorants for their lady parts)! She has become more outspoken when she talks about Obama and the republicans! She compares the divide in politics to the Red Sox and the Yankees! She makes a vocal point about republicans and female rights!
The charm that Sarah has with her audience is palpable even though she may be pushing limits with what might be considered offensive - she is commenting on the unspoken truth in topics (such as sexism) that make you really think about how f---ed up some things truly are. When Sarah remarks that she would love to have a baby but never a ten year old - she doesn't stop there, and she admits to her intimate audience that she would love to adopt only terminally ill babies. Silverman is able to be not only shocking with the topics that she brings to the table, but intimate - as when she talks to the audience about her sister Suzie babysitting her, which makes her also relatable.
For the album's final track, the audience is given a delightful song called, “Diva,” where it's just Silverman singing with an acoustic guitar. In this hilarious end track, she explains that rude people are not 'divas' they are royal 'C' words (which she then repeats for a good and long 30 seconds) and if you're going to be a 'diva' then maybe you should be singing solos and not cutting her in line. What is infectious about her style and presentation is that she is pushing limits (at times) a little too far (occasionally to her own detriment) but always keeping the listener guessing as to what she'll come up with next. The material that she wrote is not only hilarious and smart, with a definite potential to make you cringe, but her delivery on each of these excerpts is strong; with each joke executed perfectly.
Sarah Silverman - "We Are Miracles" track listing:
01. Nighttime Rituals
02. Speaking of Cum, My Mother’s Been Sick
03. Killing Jesus
04. Planting the Seeds of Insecurity
05. Looking Inward
06. A Heartbreaking Story
07. Rape Jokes: Comedy’s Hidden Gem
09. Senator Obama
10. Human Puppies
Sarah Silverman - web site / subpop