Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

Rated NR 72 minutes 2005

She delivers her casual, effortless punch lines as though ashamed, even shocked, that she said them out loud, but also with a dry, deadpan delivery. That's Sarah Silverman's whole act: amusing and appalling all at once, getting you to laugh and then vomit in your mouth; why else would she insist, as she does early in her concert film, that "I'm one of the few people that believes it was the blacks" who killed Jesus Christ? (And if the Jews did, in fact, crucify Christ, she adds, "Good . . . I'd fuckin' do it again in a second.") She wants you to oooh and aaah and groan and twist in disbelief that someone so disarmingly pretty -- long neck ("six inches flaccid"), bright grin, model thin -- would dare say things so ribald and odious. Jesus Is Magic is more than a standard comedy-concert doc; it also serves as Silverman's demo reel: She sings! She dances! She acts in a scene with Bob Odenkirk! She talks out of her vagina and ass!

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Director: Liam Lynch

Writer: Sarah Silverman

Producer: Heidi Herzon, Randy Sosin and Mark Williams

Cast: Sarah Silverman, La'vin Kiyano, Bob Odenkirk, Brian Posehn, Laura Silverman and Brody Stevens

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