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Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?

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Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#1
Posted: 7/24/07 at 8:11pm
I think she would be fantastic. She's a really good singer and has that cute voice and personality, I totally think she could pull it off! anyone else agree?
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#2
Posted: 7/24/07 at 8:17pm
Being in her mid-30s, I'm thinking Sarah might be a little too old to play the role now.
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#2
Posted: 7/24/07 at 8:17pm
She looks too old I'd think, but if they allowed her to improvise I'd love to be at that show!
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#3
Posted: 7/24/07 at 8:19pm
She'd be hilarious, but I don't know about the age thing; I think she looks like she's mid-20's...
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#4
Posted: 7/24/07 at 8:19pm
nah, I don't think so. Sarah can't be confined to the limits of a part like that.
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#5
Posted: 7/24/07 at 8:24pm
haha that's true, she commands a lot..
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#6
Posted: 7/24/07 at 8:26pm
I have to agree, it would be HYSTERICAL to see Sarah on stage, but she is a little too old to be playing Penny...
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#7
Posted: 7/24/07 at 8:27pm
I lover her, but no way.
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#9
Posted: 7/24/07 at 8:53pm
Aside from the fact that she's too old, her energy would absolutely kill the show.

Now I have to go try and shake the image out of my head.
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#10
Posted: 7/24/07 at 9:00pm
She's a riot, and would definitely bring something new to the character, but her age isn't the most desireable. And as it is, given the track record with casting, all of the young leads are in their early to mid 20s.

But given the artistic freedom, she might give Jackie Hoffman a run for her money with the ad-libs.
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#11
Posted: 7/24/07 at 9:52pm
Give her a few years and she'd make a wonderful Prudy!
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#12
Posted: 7/24/07 at 10:04pm
"artistic freedom?"

Trust me -- there's not nearly as much artistic freedom in that part as you might think. Although, if she's a name, she could get away with it.
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#13
Posted: 7/24/07 at 10:05pm
I don't enjoy her comedy, I don't enjoy her at all.
A lot of other female stand ups can kick her butt, I hope she never gets close to a Broadway stage, and Penny Pingleton in particular.
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#14
Posted: 7/24/07 at 10:11pm
I agree with you, Muscle! She just comes off like a mean girl who wants to impress boys by talking dirty. That's it! Her comedy is negative & mean.
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#15
Posted: 7/24/07 at 10:11pm
I have never found her "comedy" funny either. I just don't get it.
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#16
Posted: 7/24/07 at 10:37pm
that's a really good point, she is too old. I think she's in her mid-thirties! But she could definetely deliver the part well, I think, without any ad-libbing.
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#17
Posted: 7/24/07 at 10:49pm
Um, no.
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#18
Posted: 7/24/07 at 10:55pm
I'd like to see her as Prudy Pingleton/Female Authority Figure if she were ever to do anything in Hairspray. Now in those roles she'd be a hoot!! I agree, she's too old for the part of Penny. re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?

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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#19
Posted: 7/24/07 at 11:29pm
Yeah she is a little older, but seriously if she has the voice and the acting talent to pull it off why not?
I don't think she looks that old, and personally I have never heard her sing, but if she does have the talent, give her a shot atleast.
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#20
Posted: 7/24/07 at 11:53pm
OMG, I can't stand her. i don't think she's made me laugh once. her humor is way too harsh for me.
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re: Sarah Silverman as Penny Pingleton?#21
Posted: 7/24/07 at 11:55pm
I'd love to see her in something like Spelling Bee where she can improvise and such. Damn, that girl is funny!