Breaking News: Sarah Silverman Working on Musical Version of THE BEDWETTER
This morning on the Howard Stern Show, which airs on SiriusXM Radio, actress and comedian Sarah Silverman revealed that she is currently working on a Broadway-bound musical based on her memoir "The Bedwetter". The project features music by Cry Baby's Adam Schlesinger.
Silverman will not star in the show, but when asked if the musical would involve actual bedwetting, she reponded: "There won't be actual urine coming out of the urethra, but yes. Great question, Howard - that is why you are the best."
The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee is a memoir by actress and comedian Sarah Silverman, published in 2010. The first section of the book is about her family and upbringing. Silverman writes about her growing up wetting her bed until age 16. At age 2, she would make her father laugh by saying the "f" word. Her family did not find her sense of humor offensive, and supported her style of comedy. She says that Garry Shandling is her heaviest influence, and how, like him, she has created a semi-fictional public persona of herself. She admits to avidly smoking marijuana. The book's (fictional) afterword is by God, writing about Silverman in the year 2063, on the occasion of her death at 93, with the epitaph "She loved dogs, New York, television, children, friendship, sex, laughing, heartbreaking songs, marijuana, farts, and cuddling."
Silverman's satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics such as racism, sexism, and religion, having her comic character endorse them in an ironic fashion. Silverman was a writer and occasional performer for 18 weeks on Saturday Night Live and starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program, which ran from 2007 to 2010 on Comedy Central. She released an autobiography The Bedwetter in 2010. She has also appeared in othertelevision programs, such as Mr Show and V.I.P., and starred in films including Who's the Caboose? (1997), School of Rock (2003), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014).
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