Here I thought Hulu’s I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman was starting to wind down after the shocking nudity in its premiere and dismal follow-up episode. This recent week proves to me that I should never expect anything less than the awkward at best, outright dirty at worst, “humor” that comes from Sarah Silverman.
The November 2 episode is fortunately low on politics but sadly low in every other quality as well. This time around, Sarah Silverman opens her show with a six-minute monologue on…masturbation. And I mean all of the explicit details of how she does it and what kind of porn she likes to watch. When it comes to the show that famously brought us live unashamed closeup nudity, I suppose it’s more of a surprise that it took until episode four to hear Silverman describing what a “pocket pussy” is, how she likes to watch "gangbang" videos where the girl has “nine anal sexes,” and use probably the show’s record number of uses of the f-word. That’s just assuming anyone can wait through this material for that long.
Pardon me for asking, but how long can simply throwing dirty words in a sentence be funny? We’re on episode four, and her outrageous attempts to keep pushing the envelope further and further are already getting, dare I say it, boring. That is one among many downsides to living in a “sex sells” culture. Sooner or later, people will stop buying. That is unfortunately the most we can hope for when this is considered comedic material.
I suppose if you enjoy jokes on suction, porn, and other MA-material for six minutes straight then this show should be right up your alley. Honestly, an alley would be the only place I could imagine this material anymore.