Sarah Silverman will unpack the emotional and political baggage of the Trump era in her new weekly series with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Funny or Die production company. Hulu recently picked up the topical show, tentatively titled I Love You, America, with a 10-episode order.
In a statement announcing the project, Hulu stated that Silverman is “looking to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others and not taking herself too seriously.” The network added, “While it’s great to connect with like-minded people, Silverman feels it’s crucial, now more than ever, to connect with un-like-minded people.”
Silverman, whom Rolling Stone recently ranked Number 31 on our list of the 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time, has become more outspoken with her political beliefs in recent months. She was one of Bernie Sanders’ most visible celebrity supporters during the election cycle, famously criticizing the “Bernie or Bust” movement at the Democratic National Convention in June.
Last month, Silverman filmed a stand-up comedy special, directed by Liam Lynch, that will debut May 30th on Netflix. She will perform alongside some of comedy’s other comedic heavyweights – including Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart and Bill Burr – at the first “Comedy Central Presents Colossal Clusterfest,” a comedy and music festival scheduled for June 2nd through 4th in San Francisco.