SIT DOWN! NOT SUCH A SCREAM ON SCREEN
Demolition Man The Ref, but film-makers seem to have run out of ideas for what to do with him.
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Americans must have scratched their heads at the showreels of this versatile, if creepy, English funnyman who has yet to translate his phenomenal small-screen success to the silver screen.
This gifted, confrontational comic is famous for edgy, foul-mouthed stand up. Her Jesus Is Magic documentary got a minor release in the US, but otherwise, Silverman has been relegated to tiny roles in films such as School of Rock and There’s Something About Mary. He’s best-known as a helium-voiced sidekick in the likes of You’ve Got Mail and Robin Hood: Men in Tights, but his stand up and TV show betray the guilty pleasure of his sophisticated obscenity. The Richard Pryor of his generation, Rock has challenged racial stereotypes and dazzled audiences with his irreverent stand-up. Like Pryor, he has starred in a string of neutered comedies that belie his prodigious talent and intelligence.